The Moon Was at a Fiesta (Paperback)

The Moon Was at a Fiesta By Matthew Gollub, Leovigildo Martinez (Illustrator) Cover Image

The Moon Was at a Fiesta (Paperback)


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The sun lights the day and the moon lights the night, and morning seldom breaks to find them both up in the sky. But when the moon does stay up past dawn, the people of Oaxaca, Mexico, have an explanation: “The moon was at a fiesta.” Once again, Matthew Gollub and Leovigildo Martínez have created a sumptuous original tale set amid the rich folk culture of Mr. Martínez’s own Oaxaca—a tale as exhilarating as a moonlit fiesta full of music, tamales, and paper lanterns.

California Department of Education Suggested Reading Title
Artwork honored by the Society of Illustrators in New York
Paintings and text displayed in Art Institute of Chicago and over 40 museums nationwide
Matthew Gollub is a nationally known children’s author, speaker and performer. He has created 18 picture books which together have garnered 25 national awards and distinctions. His musical narrations on audio CDs accompany some of his most popular books including The Jazz Fly and Jazz Fly 2: The Jungle Pachanga. A dynamic drummer and bilingual presenter, he has also performed at over 1,000 elementary schools nationwide, inspiring students and families to read for fun. He lives with his family in Santa Rosa, CA.

Product Details ISBN: 9781889910130
ISBN-10: 1889910139
Publisher: Tortuga Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 1997
Pages: 32
Language: English
“The story is perfect for reading aloud.” —School Library Journal

“A splendid marriage of words to pictures.” —Children’s Book Reviews

“Cultural charm resonates throughout." —Publisher’s Weekly

“The vigorous mixed-media paintings are a delight.” —Booklist