Monsters are Afraid of the MoonPaperback
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- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Format: Paperback | 32 pages
- Dimensions: 190mm x 262mm x 4mm | 141g
- Publication date: 2 January 2007
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0747587132
- ISBN 13: 9780747587132
- Illustrations note: chiefly col. Illustrations
- Sales rank: 221,853
Marie is fed-up. She has simply had enough of the frightful monsters pestering her at night. After a lot of thought, Marie comes up with a brilliant plan - to steal the moon and hang it in her room. But, while she might have solved her own problem, absolute chaos has now broken out elsewhere! What can she do? And will Marie ever find a way to keep everyone happy?
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Marjane Satrapi is the award-winning author of the graphic novels Persepolis, Persepolis 2 and Embroideries. She is also the author of many books for children. Marjane grew up in Iran but now makes her home in Paris.
Strongly drawn, vividly colored figures with large, expressive eyes light up this simple tale of a child who discovers that her solution to a personal problem has wider consequences. When Marie clips the moon from the sky to repel the monsters that bother her at night, the hospitals begin to fill with cats that have injured themselves in the dark, and rats run amok. But as monsters, it turns out, are afraid of cats too, the King of the Cats proposes a trade, and peace is soon restored. Marie is portrayed as a child who likes to pick cherries, play with her kitty, read funny stories and draw pictures of bunnies; this tale, the first English version of an early story from the author of the Persepolis graphic novels, will irresistibly draw an audience of the same ilk. (Picture book. 5-8) (Kirkus Reviews)