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A whoosh from her grandfather’s blowgun causes Luna, the moon, to tumble from the sky and fall to pieces in the dark ocean. To save herself, she enlists the help of little fish to glue her back together. At last she rises, beautiful and round again, taking her new friends with her to create the Milky Way. Pat Mora and artist Domi have taken the traditional Mopan Maya (Belize) myth ? in which the moon is a young weaver and the Milky Way a fish ? and transformed it into a magical story of friendship and imagination.
When a gust from her grandfather's blowgun causes Luna to tumble from the sky and fall into the ocean, the little fishes help her rise once again, in an updated retelling of a traditional Mopan Maya myth from Belize.
Number of Pages: 32
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Legends + Myths + Fables / General, People + Places / USA / Hispanic + Latino
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Pat Mora
Street Date: August 1, 2009
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-4572
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