The Shadow in the Moon

A Tale of the Mid-Autumn Festival

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Join two sisters as they listen to their grandmother tell the tale of the origins of the Mid-Autumn Festival. 

Hou Yi, a brave archer, saves the world from drought and is given a magic potion for his deeds.  Chang’e, his wife, courageously protects the potion from a thief and is transformed into the Lady in the Moon. 

This is a tale of sweethearts, mooncakes, and how the Mid-Autumn Festival came to be.



Watch the book trailer here!


Written by Christina Matula and illustrated by Pearl Law.

Now available from Charlesbridge.