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Rabbit and the Moon

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A fanciful tale about friendship and pursuit of dreams. Rabbit has always wanted to go to the moon, and Crane offers to fly him there in this adaptation of a Native American folktale, told with a storyteller's flair. Full color.
Paperback, 40 pages
Published June 1st 2001 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (first published 1998)
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Teneka Howland
Grades 1st - 3rd

Douglas Wood tells a story of rabbit who never gave up on his dreams. After having a dream of reaching the moon, rabbit sought to find a friend who would take him there. After being rejected many times, he perservered until he found crane, who agreed to take him there. Children will be delighted in the simple, yet detailed watercolor paintings that the illustrator uses tell the story. Although the text is small, there is a lot of white space which makes the story less intimidati
Seth Lebaron
I love folktales. They share the history of peoples beliefs and how they thought the world worked. I would use this book to share with the students stories that Native Americans would tell oral and pass the stories down from generation to generation. I would like to have the students write to me stories of how they think things got there or happen, like the moon, the stars, mountains etc.
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Composer, recording artist, wilderness guide, and self-taught naturalist-Douglas Wood is perhaps most widely known as the highly acclaimed author of OLD TURTLE, a 1993 ABBY Award winner and an International Reading Association Book of the Year. Author of several books for readers of all ages, Douglas says he is always seeking themes that are universally significant to both children and adults. His ...more
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