Moon Tree: The Story of One Extraordinary Tree Trade Book (Hardcover)

Written By Carolyn Bennett Fraiser
Illustrated by Simona Mulazzani
Critically Reviewed
Award Winner

A little girl finds a sycamore tree named a “moon tree” and wonders why. When no one knows, her third-grade class is determined to find the answer. Their quest leads them to NASA, an extraordinary boy who grew up to be an astronaut, a broken metal container, and a story more fascinating than they could have ever imagined.

SKU WW-NL6135
ISBN 9781478875970
Series Reycraft Books
Number Level 24
SKU WW-NL6135
ISBN 9781478875970
Series Reycraft Books
Number Level 24
Lexile level 680L
Letter Level L
Genre Informational/Explanatory
Language English
Theme Biology, Earth and Space, Growing Things, Plants, Scientific Investigation, The Solar System
BISAC Subject Headings Juvenile Nonfiction / History / Exploration & Discovery
Juvenile Nonfiction / Science & Nature / Trees & Forests
Juvenile Nonfiction / Technology / Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science
Juvenile Nonfiction / History / Exploration & Discovery
Juvenile Nonfiction / Science & Nature / Trees & Forests
Juvenile Nonfiction / Technology / Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science
Price $17.95
Awards

Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

Author & Illustrator

Carolyn Bennett Fraiser

Carolyn Bennett Fraiser grew up just south of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and was fascinated with the moon. A former journalist, she loves to write about nature and hidden stories buried in history. She currently lives in Brevard, NC, where she stumbled across a local moon tree and knew it was a story that begged to be told. When she is not writing, she enjoys playing the piano or photographing one of the region's many waterfalls.

Simona Mulazzani

Simona Mulazzani was born in Milan, but now lives and works in the town of Pesaro. After art school she studied scientific illustration and began working on packaging design, TV commercials, and animation. She is an adored children’s book artist in Italy and has illustrated over 100 books internationally. In 2005 and 2013 she received a Silver Medal from the Original Art Show at the Society of Illustrators, in 2007 and 2011 the White Ravens Award, and in 2016, the Andersen Prize as Best illustrator (the most important Italian children’s book prize). Her works have been exhibited both in Italy and abroad.

Reviews

A small but extraordinary episode, well worth the belated notice.

– Kirkus Reviews

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