The Bear and the Moon by Matthew Burgess

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Reading level age : 3 - 5 years
10 x 0.45 x 10.95 inches
Hardcover, 52 pages
Published by Chronicle Books

The Bear and the Moon, written by Matthew Burgess, illustrated by Cátia Chien

The Bear and the Moon is a picture book that follows what happens when the gift of a balloon floats into Bear's life. The two companions embark on a journey—a magical tale that encompasses the joys of friendship and discovery. This is a gentle book filled with humor, while tackling complex topics like the transcendence of loss and forgiveness. 

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Cátia Chien is a visual artist, storyteller, and public speaker.  Her beloved picture books have won numerous awards including the ALA Schneider Family Book Award for A Boy and a Jaguar, and  a GOLD medal from the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show 2020 for her recent book, The Bear and the Moon, written by Matthew Burgess.

Matthew Burgess is a poet, professor, and children’s book author who lives in Brooklyn and Berlin. He is the author of four books for kids: Enormous Smallness: A Story of E. E. Cummings, The Unbudgeable Curmudgeon, Drawing on Walls: A Story of Keith Haring, and most recently, The Bear and the Moon. Matthew is an Assistant Professor of literature and creative writing at Brooklyn College, and he has been teaching poetry in New York City public elementary schools for almost twenty years.


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