Poetry, picture book, 32 pages. In Native American legend, the thirteen scales on Old Turtle's back hold the key to the thirteen cycles of the moon and the changing seasons. Learn about the wonder of the seasons, from the Northern Cheyenne's Moon of the Popping Trees to the Big Moon of the Abenaki. Published in 1992 by Philomel Books.
Joseph Bruchac & Jonathan London
Locker was a landscape painter as well as an illustrator for more than 30 children's books. He began his training through an apprenticeship in traditional European oil painting at the age of six and began exhibiting his American landscapes at 27. Locker began to share the world of fine art with children in 1982 through his first book Where the River Bends.
The moon in summer is as wonderful as summer stars - children are fascinated by both. But no human has walked on the moon since the Apollo 17 Lunar Landing in 1972. Who will be next? And who will help her get there?
NASA has many wonderful resources for children, but I am particularly taken with their directions on how to Build a Moon Habitat in your backyard. If you have a diehard fan of all things moon related, then this is the summer project for you!
Dean Robbins and Lucy Knisley
The moon is so mysterious, unless you have a young astronaut in your home who wants to know just about everything there is to know about the moon!
Summer nights are optimal for watching the moon through at least one cycle -- no school the next morning! NASA Science Earth's Moon site is filled with resources for this kind of summer night activity. The Smithsonian also has phenomenal resources for "Walking on the Moon!"
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