When the Moon Comes
Paul Harbridge, illustrated by Matt James
The beaver flood has finally frozen — perfect ice, without a bump or a ripple. For the kids in town, it's Christmas in November. They wait, impatiently, for the right moment. Finally, it arrives: the full moon. They huff and puff through logging trails, farms, back roads and tamarack swamps, the powdery snow soaking pant legs and boots, till they see it — their perfect ice, waiting. And the game is on. When the Moon Comes is steeped in tradition and nostalgia: for hockey, for childhood, for a simpler time. The beauty of the text is matched by the brilliant, rich illustrations that wonderfully capture the magic of a moonlit night in winter. (From Tundra)
When the Moon Comes was a finalist for the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, the Governor General's Literary Award for young people's literature — illustrated books and won the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, a $20,000 prize recognizing Canadian picture books.
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