The Shadow in the Moon

A Tale of the Mid-Autumn Festival

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Winner of the 2019 CALA Best Book Award!*

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.

Available at your local bookshops and at Amazon, Indigo, and Waterstones.

*CALA - Chinese American Librarians Association

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Written by Christina Matula and illustrated by Pearl Law.

Now available from Charlesbridge.