THE FAMILY UNDER THE MOON by Nancy Jewell

THE FAMILY UNDER THE MOON

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is one of those quiet, semi-poetic mood pictures, dominated by the moon which ""curves in a wide smile and reaches its long pale arms down to touch the house far below."" It shines on mama at the kitchen sink thinking of papa who used to chase her through the grass, on papa reading on the porch, on grandma remembering being young with grandpa (now reading in bed), on brother out running with the dog, on baby asleep in his crib, and on sister leaning on her window sill ""with a waiting look on her face;"" and then it shines on all of them as they sleep. Moon-struck to he sure and, like the author's Snuggle Bunny (1972), a bit soft for our taste, geared more to remembering than waiting dreamers.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1976
Publisher: Harper & Row