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Wild honey from the moon

by Kraegel, Kenneth,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 10 copies
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In an epic adventure like no other, an unflappable mother will stop at nothing to find a cure for her ailing young son -- even if it means traveling to the moon itself.

" Where are you going?"
" To the moon. A quick trip."
" But you can't fly."
"Darling, I am your mother," she said, and gave him one last kiss.

On a cold winter's eve, deep in the woods, a mother shrew frets about her sick young son. His head is cold and his feet are hot, and there is only one thing that can cure him: wild honey from the moon. Mother Shrew does not stop to wonder how she will make such an impossible journey. Instead, she grabs her trusty red umbrella, gives her darling son a kiss, and sets out into the unknown. Along the way, Mother Shrew encounters one obstacle after another, from a malevolent owl to a herd of restless "night mares" to an island humming with angry bees. But each can prove no match for a mother on a mission. From the mind of the uniquely talented Kenneth Kraegel comes an utterly original ode to the limitlessness of maternal love.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Young Hugo Shrew is ailing, and his determined mother's convinced that only a dose of wild honey from the moon will cure him. She sets off into the night, outwitting a great horned owl who would like to eat her; calming a stampeding herd of night mares; accepting nectar and a ride from a great vale of butterflies; and silencing a swarm of angry worker bees to gain admittance to the Garden of the Queen Bee. There, after an exchange of maternal feelings, the Queen sends Mother Shrew home on a moonbeam with a pot of honey. Kraegel's detailed ink-and-watercolor illustrations call to mind Sergio Ruzzier and feature colorful, anthropomorphic animals engaged in a variety of activities. The shrew's neighborhood includes numerous tiny houses suspended from trees and connected with rope ladders that serve as sidewalks. The moonscapes are equally inviting: a colorful meadow filled with butterflies and flowers, and an equally verdant bee garden. Arranged in seven mini-chapters, this is a fanciful acknowledgement of the limitless devotion of mothers to their offspring.--Kay Weisman Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In episodes divided into seven short chapters for newer readers, Kraegel (Green Pants) writes a classic quest story with a twist: it follows the parent, not the child. In winter, Mother Shrew's son Hugo contracts a mysterious illness ("His feet were hot, his head was cold, and he just slept and slept"), and her household medical reference notes that the fever is dangerous and suggests a remedy: "One teaspoon of wild honey from the moon has been known to cure." With all her energy directed toward obtaining the antidote, she sets off, negotiating a flight to the moon from a Great Horned Owl while evading his cordially phrased threats. Once on the moon, she comforts a herd of frightened Night Mares and withstands a chorus of no's from the drones guarding the Moon's Queen bee ("My dear sick son needs your honey to be well. So step aside"). Kraegel's illustrations linger on tiny lines and fine textures: leaves on trees, stars in the sky, and wood grain and warmth in the Family Shrew's tree house abode. Reassuring and warmhearted, the story celebrates a brave and loving guardian who will do anything for her child. Ages 4--8. (Nov.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Mothers and sons -- Juvenile fiction.
Sick children -- Juvenile fiction.
Voyages and travels -- Juvenile fiction.
Love, Maternal -- Juvenile fiction.
Animals -- Juvenile fiction.
Shrews -- Juvenile fiction.
Honey -- Therapeutic use -- Juvenile fiction.
Children's stories.
Picture books for children.
Picture books.
Publisher Somerville, Massachusetts :2019
Edition First edition.
Audience 4-8 years.
Preschool-Grade 3.
Language English
Description 58 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9780763681692
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