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Many Moons


Thurber's humorous tale which won the 1944 Caldecott Medal, with new illustrations by another Caldecott-winner. Poor, sick Princess Lenore wants the moon so that she can be well again. The anxious King consults his wise men to no avail, and only when he calls on his jester is the problem solved. Hide synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000


by Lore84 on Apr 2, 2009

this book is the BEST book i've ever read. the pictures are so gorgeous, and it is such a great & entertaining tale of how what we say should not always be taken litterally and perhaps it is not always the biggest, most extravagant things that make someone happy. i also like hhow, throgh wry creativity ... More


Witty and charming

by EllenM on Dec 2, 2007

I love this book. It's quite funny and great fun to read aloud. "Many Moons" also reminds you, in such a wonderfully clever manner, that life and almost everything in it is a matter of perspective, and trust shouldn't always be reserved for the experts. Dry humour, and a book that will have staying ... More


Another charming work from James Thurber

by BugEyeMidnight on Aug 20, 2007

I love Many Moons. It?s a great children?s book about perspectives and possibilities. It?s charming and funny and sweet. I prefer this version with Marc Simont?s illustrations. More

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