The Moon Lady

The Moon Lady A MAGICAL NIGHT WHEN SECRET WISHES CAN COME TRUE On a rainy afternoon three sisters wish for the rain to stoop wish they could play in the puddles wish for something anything to do So Ying Ying

  • Title: The Moon Lady
  • Author: Amy Tan Gretchen Schields
  • ISBN: 9780689806162
  • Page: 286
  • Format: Paperback
  • A MAGICAL NIGHT WHEN SECRET WISHES CAN COME TRUE On a rainy afternoon, three sisters wish for the rain to stoop, wish they could play in the puddles, wish for something, anything, to do So Ying Ying, their grandmother, tells them a tale from long ago On the night of the Moon Festival, when Ying ying was a little girl, she encountered the Moon Lady, who grants the secretA MAGICAL NIGHT WHEN SECRET WISHES CAN COME TRUE On a rainy afternoon, three sisters wish for the rain to stoop, wish they could play in the puddles, wish for something, anything, to do So Ying Ying, their grandmother, tells them a tale from long ago On the night of the Moon Festival, when Ying ying was a little girl, she encountered the Moon Lady, who grants the secret wishes of those who ask, and learned from her that the best wishes are those you can make come true yourself This haunting tale, adapted from Amy Tan s best seller The Joy Luck Club and enhanced by Gretchen Schields s rich, meticulously detailed art, is a book for all to treasure.

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  • Amy Tan Gretchen Schields

    Amy Tan Chinese pinyin T n nm i born February 19, 1952 is an American writer whose works explore mother daughter relationships and what it means to grow up as a first generation Asian American In 1993, Tan s adaptation of her most popular fiction work, The Joy Luck Club, became a commercially successful film.She has written several other books, including The Kitchen God s Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, and The Bonesetter s Daughter, and a collection of non fiction essays entitled The Opposite of Fate A Book of Musings Her most recent book, Saving Fish From Drowning, explores the tribulations experienced by a group of people who disappear while on an art expedition into the jungles of Burma In addition, Tan has written two children s books The Moon Lady 1992 and Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat 1994 , which was turned into an animated series airing on PBS She has also appeared on PBS in a short spot on encouraging children to write.Currently, she is the literary editor for West, Los Angeles Times Sunday magazine.


  • 3.5 stars. Just a light, quiet, little story of a grandmother telling her grandchildren about an incident when she was quite young. Kind of sweet, but not in the "ow, my teeth hurt!" way.

  • A trip down memory lane serves a purpose to instill a lesson in the storyteller's grandchildren, pointing towards looking within for strength, self reliance, and ingenuity.

  • If you are a fan of Amy Tan & have kids, you'll love this book. Let me count the ways I love this book:1. It teaches kids through storytelling how to deal with the age old complaint — "I'm bored. THere is nothing to do."2. It shares cultural information, through description (like preparing dinner) and3. also through telling a story within a story, for example the Moon Festival.4. I love how accurately children's emotions, thoughts are portrayed.5. I love how I can practically smell, feel e [...]

  • A Chinese wonderful book about the traditions that associated with the Moon festival. Grandmother Ying Ying tells Maggie, Lily, and June the story of a long time ago night of the Moon Festival, when she encountered the Moon Lady, who grants the secret wishes of those who ask. Young Ying Ying will find that the best wishes are those we make them true by ourselves. The story is engaging and the illustrations are delightful and colorful and portrait the life of a Chinese family. It is a beautiful s [...]

  • I love this book so much and it surprises me how underrated it is. Only years later did I find out it was a chapter inThe Joy Luck Club. I can remember looking at it when I was about three, and I always found the vivid illustrations hauntingly beautiful. I have the cassette tape that tells the story, but to get the whole reading experience, the gorgeous and colorful pictures are a must!

  • A favourite from childhood. The story is lovely and the illustrations are phenomenal. I remember many a night in my bedroom doorway, reading this in secret by the light of the hallway. I've treasured it ever since.

  • My mother told a different version of this story. However, the beautiful drawings make this a worthwhile part of the collection for my daughter.

  • The Moon Lady by Amy Tan is a story of three little girls who are wishing for the storm outside to go away for different reasons. Their grandmother overhears them and tells them the story of when she was younger and met the Chinese Moon Lady who granted anyone their secret wish. The young grandmother endures several mishaps and setbacks throughout the day. Finally, at the end she learns that the best wishes are those you can make come true yourself. The major theme of this book is learning from [...]

  • "So many wishes on a rainy afternoon" - so begins our wonderful story of the Chinese Moon Festival. Nai-Nai is left looking after her three granddaughters and in her wisdom she turns to a story which she shares. When we enter her story we are graced with both a rich narrative and illustrative story of grandmother's life in China. Although the story could work just as well without the illustrations it has to be said that Schields' work is utterly beautiful and worth studying and exploring in and [...]

  • I downloaded the audiobook and listened to it. I think it would be more enjoyable to read the actual picture book. A quiet tale about a young girl who gets lost while celebrating the Festival of the Amon with her family.

  • This was a cute short story. I appreciate Amy Tan's ability to weave stories. She's one of my favorite authors.

  • LOVE this book!! I wasn't always sure what was going on as a young reader, but the story is exotic and the illustrations are detailed and absolutely beautiful! Highly recommended.

  • After enjoying "The Hundred Secret Senses" in the second half, I collected Amy Tan's suite. Since China's broad-reaching food consumption can be unpleasant for animal equality mindsets, I need to let her writings simmer. Thus when I was surprised to come upon a children's story by her recently, I thought "The Moon Lady" made a great way to read along with her again. Knowing other worlds is as important as appreciating Canada's literature. She casts a glimpse through dual empathy: an American-Chi [...]

  • I loved it, it's such a cute children's story. I mean nothing particularly impressive, but definitely adorable. And the illustration, my goodness, they are amazing!

  • I have read several books by Amy Tan that I have loved. I was looking for another book by her and discovered that she had authored this children's book. So I bought it. The synopsis had led me to believe it would be a little different than it was. I had expected a story with a bit more under-water experiences being somehow magically related to the Moon Lady. Instead, it is a book in which a grandmother is telling her granddaughters of her own restlessness when she was their age, and the conseque [...]

  • This is a fascinating, but somewhat lengthy tale about a grandmother telling a story about her youth to her grandchildren. I love the way that the story is told from the perspective of a very young girl, with all of the wonder and confusion of seeing something for the first time. (view spoiler)[The relief of the child and the family at finally being reunited is palpable and the Ying-ying's scary experience serves as a good lesson for both children and caregivers. (hide spoiler)]I think that for [...]

  • I thought this one was ok. The story was an interesting Chinese folk tale about making wishes and about what's really important in your life. However, the way the book is formatted it has an entire page of text next to a beautifully detailed picture. I think the book was intended for fairly small children (it IS a picture book) but no little kids I know would have the patience to sit through this book. If you wanted to do a compare and contrast with this one, you might you Ping by Marjorie Flack [...]

  • Lovely children's book about a grandmother Ying-ying telling her three granddaughters of a harrowing adventure she had one year long ago when she was herself a little girl. An adventure that taught her an important lesson in life. On the night of the Moon Festival, the Moon Lady, who grants secret wishes of those who ask, taught the child Ying-ying the lesson that the best wishes are the one's you can make come true yourself.The story in this book is adapted from a story in Amy Tan's best-seller [...]

  • The book is a reworking of a story from Tan's adult novel The Joy Luck Club<\i>. "The story begins in modern day America, with Ying-ying hears her granddaughter clamor about their wishes on a rainy afternoon with nothing to do. Thinking back to a time when she had many wishes, too, Ying-ying tells them a story from her childhood in China. At the Moon Festival, Ying-ying discovered the nature of wishes -- where they spring from and how they are fulfilled" (from the book jacket) Beautifully [...]

  • I listened to the audiobook of this title, and I think I would have enjoyed it much more if I could have seen the illustrations. Picture books just don't work without the interplay of text and illustrations! Nonetheless, I picked this up from the library when looking for the Chinese folk tale of the lady who was banished to spend eternity living on the moon, and the tale is included here but only briefly. This excerpt from Tan's Joy Luck Clubreads very much like a memoir as Ying-ying tells her t [...]

  • Beautiful illustrations, especially of the people. I loved looking at the detail in the clothing The backgrounds in the illustrations were a little too busy for my taste, but I loved the colors. The story is suitable for an older child - a little too long and details for a younger child. The story gives a nice view of background of the culture in China and the Moon Festival. I thought the ending of the story was a little abrupt - no details of how Ying Ying was found by her family.

  • This text is about three sisters who are bored on a rainy day looking for something to do that would be entertaining. In that moment their grandmother decides to tell them a story about what happen the night of the Moon Festival and how she encountered the moon lady And the life lessons that she learned from her. I would use this text in my classroom to teach students about sequencing and it's importance in a story.

  • Another children's book by Amy Tan. It's a beautiful story about a Grandmother with her three granddaughters on a rainy afternoon with a tale from her childhood - a story Tan tells best. I was happy when the little girl I was babysitting wanted me to read this to her instead of Barbie Goes Shopping (something like that)

  • Beautiful, but what happened to Amah? The little girl fell into the water and nearly drowned I can't imagine her Amah was forgiven for that. Gorgeous illustrations. I think a high-level reader would be able to sit through this read, but you'd definitely need a child with patience, high-reading level or not.

  • I adore Amy Tan, so I had to buy her children's books for my daughter when she was born. They are wonderful and serve to introduce my little girl to one of the finest female authors who has ever written a word.

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