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When the Moon is Full

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  62 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
This lunar guide describes the folkloric names of twelve moons according to Native American tradition and showcases their defining characteristics in short verse and beautifully detailed hand-colored woodcuts. A question-and-answer section includes information about the moon's surface, an explanation of a lunar eclipse, and the true meaning of a blue moon.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Melki
Feb 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kidstuff, folklore
Did you know that each month's full moon has a name?

The Native Americans kept time by the Moon. They knew that every month had a full moon, so "many moons" meant many months. They chose names that reflected something special about each of these time periods.

Most of us have heard of September's Harvest Moon, but did you know that January's full moon is called the Wolf Moon, because Native Americans believed that wolves become restless in January? March is the Sap Moon, because its warm days and c
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Mia
Sep 03, 2008 added it
Lovely book. Native American names for each month's full moon explained in poetry for children. Would make a special, magical gift.
Alana Dimmick
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Gorgeous art, interesting history and science
Madelyn Adams
Feb 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Personal Reaction:
I thought poems were simple, but adequately represent each month well. Each poem was a little different; some were free verse and others were lyrical. The illustrations were detailed and captivating to look at.

Purpose:
This poetry book would be great for 2nd through 4th grade. The poems used acceptable vocabulary, but most of the poems did not have figure language. I could use this book to read aloud the poem for particular month. For instance, I would start in August when scho
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Maria
Oct 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
1.Preschool to third grade
2. When the Moon is Full is a collection of poems for each month of the year. The poems are accompanied by large colorful illustrations that take up each page. In addition, each poem ends with a bit of information about the months. All the poems expressed where the moon is during each month.
3. This book is appealing to me for many reasons. It not only teaches children about the different months, however, it continues with the theme of the moon explaining where it sits a
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J Picture Pollack
When the Moon is Full: A Lunar Year by Penny Pollack
Traditional Native American names for each month's moon are explained through poetry and beautifully illustrated pages with woodcuts by Mary Azarian. This book would be good for any preschool or elementary classes studying the moon, or the environment. Many of the animals depicted in the book are locally relevant. Facts are presented with each poem, as well as facts about the moon at the end of the book. (Suzy)

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Suzy
Jan 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s, prek
J Picture Pollack
When the Moon is Full: A Lunar Year by Penny Pollack
Traditional Native American names for each month's moon are explained through poetry and beautifully illustrated pages with woodcuts by Mary Azarian. This book would be good for any preschool or elementary classes studying the moon, or the environment. Many of the animals depicted in the book are locally relevant. Facts are presented with each poem, as well as facts about the moon at the end of the book.
Kerfe
Jan 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Pollock uses the 12 month cycle to talk about Native American names for the year's full moons, with a short poem and beautiful painted prints by Mary Azarian for each.

As in "Thirteen Moons of Turtle's Back", this book emphasizes the circle of time, and the close relationship between human lives and those of the natural world. Another timely reminder of the need to pay attention to, and be good caretakers of, our home, Earth.
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids

This is a great story about the Native American names for the moon. It's full of rich poetry explaining how the moon received it's name each month. It's been a great addition for preschool and teaching the kids about the moon. I love the love the great questions and answered at the end of the story. The illustrations are great.
Katieb (MundieMoms)
This is a great story about the Native American names for the moon. It's full of rich poetry explaining how the moon received it's name each month. It's been a great addition for preschool and teaching the kids about the moon. I love the love the great questions and answered at the end of the story. The illustrations are great.
Naomi Blackburn
Apr 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
While a serious read, I thought it was a beautiful read celebrating the "seasons" of the mood and offering education as to how the moon's "path" is followed. An abundance of further information is given at the end for further study.
CSlibrary
May 03, 2011 added it
Shelves: poetry
This collection of poems follows the lunar year. Based on the folkloric names given to the twelve moons by Native Americans, this collection uses short verse to explore the mysterious moon.

Find it at Carlisle School 811 POL
Ami
Dec 26, 2010 added it
Shelves: 2011
The woodcarving & watercolor illustrations are wonderful, the concept is neat, but the poems are totally forgettable.
David Bales
Jan 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011
Excellent run down of the lunar year, with traditional names for each month, a description of each, and lovely woodcut pictures.
Samantha Westall
Wood cut art prints matched with poems for each full moon of the year.
Shannon
Jan 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: america, astronomy
04/09: This book explains the Traditional Native Names of the 12 full moons of the year.
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You can't go wrong with Azarian woodcuts.
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