The Moon and I

by Betsy Byars

On Sale: 09/20/1996

The Moon and I

by Betsy Byars

On Sale: 09/20/1996

Format:

ALA Notable Children's Book

About the Book

Betsy Byars, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Summer of the Swans, presents this delightful and inspiring memoir, which also offers an insightful look at her writing process.

The Moon that inspires this memoir isn't the one found in the night sky, but instead Bety’s eponymous reptile companion—a huge (and harmless) blacksnake that she found in the rafters of her porch.

Using this serendipitous meeting as a springboard for an exploration of her life and her art, Betsy Byar’s memoir is filled with energy, wit, and joy. She shows how "the good scraps" of her life, from a bully named Bubba to a gift-wrapped dime, weave into her work.

An ALA Notable Book

“Pure pleasure.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Extraordinarily skillful. A must.”—Kirkus (stared review)

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Critical Praise

★ “An adroit blend of telling experiences from Byars’s life and ingenuous confidences about her writing. This ebullient self-portrait is so delightfully informal that it may seem artless; actually, the dovetailing of the several elements is extraordinarily skillful, the comments on writing as sage as they are succinct.” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

★”It is pure pleasure and privilege to be invited into the world of such a warm and engaging artist. This goes far beyond most memoirs in its ability to engage the reader.” - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780688137045
  • ISBN 10: 0688137040
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 09/20/1996
  • Pages: 112
  • List Price:7.25 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Literary
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Books & Libraries

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