The Moon King
written and illustrated by Carla Kansala
Breakwater Books, 2020
$14.95, 24 pp, ages 3 – 8
When the magical Moon King tips over the night, it spills across the land and sea, and he seeks the help of animals big and small to collect the stars and return them to the sky. Featuring animal characters from the great Canadian wilderness—moose, Arctic hare, wolves and black bears, among others—The Moon King is at once a celebration of Canada’s natural beauty and a sweet story of collaboration (told in verse) which will help children drift happily off to sleep.
This book was included in Canadian Teacher Magazine’s Spring 2020 Issue.
Because of the difficulties in distributing new books to our reviewers across Canada due to Covid-19, this title has not been reviewed. It was chosen to be highlighted here because it looks to be useful or interesting, particularly in these extraordinary times when parents may be looking for resources to help their children learn at home. Please note that the description has been supplied by the publisher and is not an assessment by an independent reviewer.