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One night the moon never rises...A lonely boy finds the fallen moon in a field. He takes it home and cares for it, slowly helping it heal. They become inseparable companions, exploring the world together both day and night. But when the world needs the moon to remember its place in the sky, the boy must help it find its way back home.This is an unforgettable tale of an unuOne night the moon never rises...A lonely boy finds the fallen moon in a field. He takes it home and cares for it, slowly helping it heal. They become inseparable companions, exploring the world together both day and night. But when the world needs the moon to remember its place in the sky, the boy must help it find its way back home.This is an unforgettable tale of an unusual friendship by world-renowned illustrator Jimmy Liao. Gorgeous, evocative illustrations tell an imaginative story of love and courage; the world will never forget the time when the moon forgot....

Title : When the Moon Forgot
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ISBN : 9780316113908
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 80 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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When the Moon Forgot Reviews

  • Laura
    2019-06-17 01:41

    “Look—the moon can still shine even when the night is darkest.”The moon and all its glowing warmth and light holds a special spot in my imagination. When life’s jabs, dips, and dives cut deep and take too much out of me, I turn to the moon and sky for inspiration and peace. Just look up and breathe in the wonder and beauty. Mr. Liao captures that feeling, wonder, and awe here on the page.Jimmy Liao’s When the Moon Forgot tells the story of how a lonely boy and the moon became friends and help each other find their way again in the world. Every single page in this book is a piece of art! Colors and characters fill the page with patterns, warmth, peace, and imagination. Look at the faces of the people. Take in every single expression, tear, and smile. You will see and feel something new every time you turn a page. Sadness, friendship, courage, calm, and warmth embraced me along this reading journey. A read I will not soon forget. Liao’s dreamlike images create a world of wonder that will inspire and linger in your heart and soul. A beautiful, warm glowing tale that soothes the noise and ugliness of the day away. We all get lost at times. We just have to hold on and keep looking for our place in this world. Highly recommended read.

  • Cheryl
    2019-06-02 22:26

    Too rich for me to discuss. Every time I read it, I get more out of it. I'd like to keep it forever and reread it a couple of times a year, maybe eventually increase my rating from 3.6 to 5, but I am passing it on the a Little Free Library in Wisconsin in the hopes that another reader falls under its spell.

  • Gaby
    2019-05-26 21:39

    Preciosas ilustraciones, como de costumbre, Jimmy Liao no decepciona. Soy una fanática total de sus libros.

  • Araya Pichitkul
    2019-06-14 18:45

    ซาบซึ้ง งดงาม "พวกเขาบังเอิญพบกัน แต่ต่างก็นำเอาแสงสว่างอันอบอุ่นมาสู่ชีวิตที่มืดหมองของกันและกัน"

  • Joseline
    2019-05-27 00:50

    It was a nice book i read it to my little brother he loved it he loves the moon.

  • Barbara
    2019-05-27 22:35

    While out playing, a boy finds the moon, apparently fallen from the sky. He takes care of her, providing friendship and entertainment, and eventually helps her grow confident enough to return to her place in the sky. There are many messages embedded in the story; for instance, when the moon is missed by others, factories simply crank out enough moons so that everyone can have one. Readers will also see similarities with Where the Wild Things Are's Max when the boy dons his wolfish costume and heads out into the city with his moon. The illustrations feature outlandish, oversized creatures such as a rabbit and an owl, and an eye peeking over the city's buildings. In the end, the boy realizes that the world needs the moon much more than he needs to keep her to himself. This book leaves lots of room for pondering for adults and younger readers.

  • Berslon Pank
    2019-06-16 21:38

    This is the type of book that makes me feel like it is telling me something or that I am learning something from it, but thankfully the author didn't feel the need to beat me with any moral. Every time I read it I feel like something new to learn or realize is hanging just ahead of me and if I relax and don't try to hard I might learn.

  • D.A. Roach
    2019-06-22 19:24

    This book gets my kids feeling so many emotions for the moons. Creative story that makes you think twice about taking something for granted.

  • Siskiyou-Suzy
    2019-06-11 19:31

    This is kinda a fascinating, high-concept book, where the premise is the moon disappears. It was really cool to see the world invent all their false moons -- and then to watch those moons go out of fashion and be thrown away. There's just something really fascinating there, something that I didn't see in the other of Liao's books that I read. Something really real, I guess, that doesn't just seem high-minded or gimmicky. I'm not sure how I feel about the ending, but the content is just . . . interesting and fascinating and moving.

  • Marie
    2019-06-17 18:38

    Taiwan"Mom never finds them.""They don't need Dad to save them.""It feels like everything in the world has been abandoned.""The moon can still shine even when the night is darkest.""Nothing to worry about.""Nothing to fear."

  • Makoto
    2019-06-06 22:40

    The rich illustrations can tell such a heartwarming story. Mr. Liao definitely understands the language of children and that's very evident in this book.

  • earthy
    2019-05-30 20:45

    After the moon disappears from the night sky and the world begins to manufacture bright moons to keep people from fearing the dark, a little boy finds and nurtures a little moon which turns out to be the real thing. Beautiful, thin lines and cool colors depict the boy's world and the many moons which appear in the story. Many pages are textless images of the natural world as explored by the boy and his moon. Each moon—the real one and the manufactured ones—seems to really radiate glowing light which affects the people and objects around them. The story is wistful and engaging, a bit like a fairy tale or bedtime story. Though the ending is a little sad—the boy and the moon are essentially parted when the moon returns to the sky, though the boy will continue to dream of the moon, which will be visible every night—ultimately the story is about courage and hope, which will appeal to many young readers.

  • Eric Hinkle
    2019-06-19 22:34

    The first book I read by Taiwan's beloved illustrator and author, and surely the first of many. The illustrations here are phenomenal, and there are dozens and dozens of them, loaded with perfect colors and details. The premise of the story is wonderful, although the text goes on a little long (and slightly aimlessly by the middle/end). That said, it's a strange and dreamy tale, so that's certainly an acceptable thing, I think. The main point is that the pictures are incredible, and everyone should take a look at this book. It's a true feast for the eyes. One could easily spend minutes looking at each page...and there are about 80 pages, I think.This guy rocks.

  • Erika Tortorice
    2019-06-23 01:47

    I enjoyed this fictional book about a boy's experience of what would happen if the moon came down from the sky. He goes on adventure in his imagination of all thes senarios of what happens when the moon never rises. The illustrations told a great part of the story and were very detailed. I loved how the little boy puts on a cat costume as if he is transforming into a super hero in order to get the moon back into the sky. I also liked how in the book the author and illustrator shows the phases of the moon.

  • Paula
    2019-06-22 18:50

    A lonely boy finds the fallen moon in a field. He takes it home and cares for it, slowly helping it heal. They become inseparable companions, exploring the world together both day and night. But when the world needs the moon to remember its place in the sky, the boy must help it find its way back home.The pictures reminded me of "where the wild things are" but the story was not as clear.

  • Amanda Nuchols
    2019-05-28 23:45

    I happened across this book while I was in Minnesota travelling, and bought it as a gift to bring back home to my little one. I am so very happy that I did. Originally in Chinese, and translated to English, this is a lovely story full of beautiful illustrations that we will treasure for years to come. Really, really love this little picture book. :)

  • Linda Robinson
    2019-06-19 20:35

    I requested this library book from the recommendations in Children's Picturebooks: The Art of Visual Storytelling. Now I want to look at all Jimmy Liao's books. The artwork is soft and approachable. Beautiful for baby reading-to. I'll gift my new grand nephew with this book, and hope I can share it with him soonest. And who doesn't love the moon?

  • Tara
    2019-06-08 23:25

    This book really reminds me of Where the Wild Things Are - I'm guessing its the look of the kid more than anything else. Not astronomically correct since they propose that each city has its own moon, its still very charming. A little longer than most picture books, this might be best as a best time story.

  • Julia
    2019-06-26 17:27

    Wow! I think this may actually be my favorite Jimmy Liao book so far!

  • Garren
    2019-06-02 18:30

    There are too darn many children's books about the moon, but this cutesy book about the moon is actually bearable.

  • Arisa
    2019-06-25 20:44

    ภาพประกอบสวยดีค่ะ :)(เป็นลายในเคสโทรศัพท์ตอนนี้เลย)

  • Misa Nakata
    2019-06-11 22:41

    So so beautiful. The best book of its kind ever.

  • Elena
    2019-06-20 01:39

    When the moon forgot I remembered...

  • Miri
    2019-06-25 21:51

    I went with four, but I still wonder if I should give it five. Just really lovely.

  • Molly
    2019-06-11 00:50

    A little boy finds the moon and rest of the world starts looking. It is a cute friendship story with very nice illustrations. Ages 3+

  • Zatika
    2019-06-20 23:31

    Such a haunting, heart-warming story. The beautiful illustration makes up for the minimal text.

  • Magdalena
    2019-06-11 18:31

    Pewnego dnia zawiał mocny wiatr i księżyc spadł z nieba. Odnalazł go mały chłopiec. Tak zaczyna się poetycka opowieść o dorastaniu, przemijaniu, pięknie chwili.

  • Melanie
    2019-05-26 21:47

    I love the art, and I loved the story. Very Lovely

  • Erin
    2019-05-27 00:40

    I fell in love with Jimmy Liao's The Blue Stone, so I guess I had high expectations for this book. It is nice, though not as well-written. Perhaps this has to do with the translation?

  • Polly
    2019-06-19 17:50

    Lovely book!