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Hello, Harvest Moon

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  112 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
While tired farmers and their families are in bed, the harvest moon silently climbs into the sky and starts working its magic. For some, it is the nightly signal to rise and shine. It is time to hunt, to work, or to play in the shadows. For a little girl and her cat, it is an invitation to enjoy the wonders of the night and a last flood of light before the short days of ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 22nd 2003 by Clarion Books
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Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
I give this book 3 stars overall but 4 stars for the gorgeous illustrations. The story started well enough with a girl going outside to enjoy a moonlit night, and then goes on to describe animals and other people who are also enjoying it. The 2-page spreads about baby sea turtles hatching in the moonlight and going out to sea and about the boats in the harbor seemed out of place to me, and jarring, because all the rest of the pictures/text took place around the house in the country where the ...more
Nov 08, 2011 Candice rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Sophie - when she is older
Shelves: picture-books
Absolutely gorgeous language to go with the beautiful illustrations of the night of the harvest moon.

"With silent slippers
it climbs the night stairs,
lifting free of the treetops
to start working its magic,
staining earth and sky with a ghostly glow."
Kim Bogren Owen
Nov 18, 2016 Kim Bogren Owen rated it really liked it
Hello, Harvest Moon by Ralph Fletcher follows the moon as it rises and describes all the things it shines on. This book celebrates the fall moon using beautiful descriptive language. After reading this book, encourage your child to describe the moon and what it shines on each night. Start the conversation by asking what would it feel like if you touched it, or smelled it, or tasted it?
Mom2jngncna~ Stephannie
very nice illustrations, simple text. held interest of child for the duration of the book
Sep 22, 2016 Rebecca rated it really liked it
Shelves: storytime
a little long for reading aloud
Dec 09, 2014 Alice rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
This is a 4 star for me. The pictures are WONDERFUL! I LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM!
It would give it a 5 star but right in the middle of all the lovely landscapes, and farms and swans, and nighthawks,an moon flowers (I will have to google what those are) we jumped to the ocean where there are turtle and then we talk about boats.

I like turtles, I like boats, I like the ocean, but it just seemed weird in this book. It seems to be more of a rural inland setting then we jump to the beach. Those pages could
The protagonist of this charming children's story is really the Harvest Moon, and all the animals and nature the moon illuminates on one beautiful night. The moon shines on a young girl sleeping in her bed, and then proceeds to travel through marshes, shines onto baby turtles on a beach, to a night watchman who really doesn't even his flashlight since the moon is so bright. Through beautiful descriptive language, matched by the illustrations, and told in second person point of view, the story ...more
When the harvest moon rises high into the sky, that's when the nightly fun comes out. It's a signal for the magic to happen before deep winter sets in. For a young girl and her cat, this is an experience she doesn't want to miss. With wonderful illustrations, the magic of the harvest moon truly comes to life. It offers a look into the after hours that children are sure to enjoy. Plus, it could be another addition to your fall collection!
Mar 26, 2011 Meagan rated it really liked it
By the same author as Twilight Comes Twice, this book has many of the same strengths. I used in with my first graders in a lesson about the moon and night. It too has rich, poetic language and wonderful pictures, but for some reason does not quite captivate me on the same level as Twilight Comes Twice.
Amber Adams
Apr 08, 2013 Amber Adams rated it really liked it
Shelves: lit-2, writers-craft
This book tells the story of the harvest moon that rises in the sky. It tells some animals to wake up and get moving and others that its time for bed. I really liked the illustrations in this story along with the vivid language. I would use this book in my class to teach students how to use sensory details and specific nouns to make their stories more personal and realistic.
Rosa Cline
Oct 17, 2015 Rosa Cline rated it liked it
Shelves: kids, bedtime, fall
This was a beautifully written storybook, more of a very long poem put to illustrations. My 3 year old granddaughter got semi bored with it simply because it was more poetic form and used 'big' words more so than she could understand. But it was a beautifully written and illustrated book.
Oct 07, 2012 Andi rated it it was amazing
A gorgeous book to celebrate Autumn! I don't think the language is difficult for children to understand, although a 4-5 yo may be challenged. What a beautiful way to expand their vocabulary : )
Nov 01, 2014 Erin rated it liked it
This is a good bedtime book for the fall. The words are very soothing and flowing.

Okay for preschool storytimes.
Mrs. Fornero
A lovely, descriptive story told through figurative language and beautiful illustrations. We all can relate to witnessing an amazing harvest moon.
Amy Rubinoff
This is a book that holds much value for a classroom environment. Students will be drawn to the illustrations
Oct 15, 2011 Tammy rated it really liked it
I liked the author's descriptive writing. The illustrations were good, too. Felt like I was experiencing the harvest moon as I read through the book.
Poetic prose describes a full autumn moon and the magical effect it has on the earth, plants, animals, and people around it.
Jan 26, 2009 Karen rated it really liked it
Includes some strong figurative language and will open great discussions about what it means to be nocturnal. Many options for teaching mini-lessons.
Jun 14, 2012 Leah rated it liked it
Shelves: for-the-kids
Better for older kids who can understand figurative language. Poetic and interesting read about noctural creatures.
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Ralph Fletcher is a friend of young writers and readers as well as writing teachers. He has written or co-authored many books for writing teachers includng Writing Workshop: The Essential Guide, Teaching the Qualities of Writing, Lessons for the Writer's Notebook, Boy Writers: Reclaiming Their Voices, and Pyrotechnics on the Page: Playful Craft That Sparks Writing. Ralph has worked with teachers ...more
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