Chase the silvery light of the moon across the sleeping world in this elegant modern lullaby.
At once profound and playful, this bedtime story follows the moonlight as it travels across the globe. From jungle to sea, from ocean to valley, from distant lands right to your own window. The simple, lullaby-like text is sure to encourage sweet dreams.
With elegant, bold illustrations featuring large blocks of color in a gentle blue and green palette and a foil-stamped jacket, Moonlight is a perfect gift for young readers and art-lovers alike.
Award-winning author and illustrator Stephen Savage turns his talent to hand-cut lino prints, creating a sophisticated, appealing exploration of the moon's nightly journey, sure to be a family favorite for years to come.
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
About the Author
Stephen Savage is an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator whose accolades include a New York Times Best Illustrated Book (Polar Bear Night) and a Geisel Honor (Supertruck). Polar Bear Night was a New York Times bestseller. He also wrote and illustrated And Then Came Hope and Babysitter from Another Planet. He teaches at the School of Visual Arts and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.
"Stephen Savage’s luminous Moonlight . . . immediately taps into the energy of the unknown. . . . His precise, musical language feels entirely of a piece with the art. . . . The book’s irresistible momentum is exactly what makes it soothing. It evokes the lulling pleasure of being aboard a speeding train, the feeling of being carried swiftly and smoothly to a safe destination."—The New York Times
★ "Composed of alluring and allusive shadows, shapes, and textures. . . . With the six-sentence text providing an almost incantatory counterpoint to the pictures' clean, geometric lines, and bold, flat colors, this is a lovely bedtime meditation on themes of universality, a shared planet, and quiet wonder."—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
★ " Muted blues and greens along with black and white are the sole colors used consistently and create a quiet mood. Simple, elegant language accentuates the peaceful tone in this poetic musing on a regular but fascinating nighttime event."—School Library Journal, Starred Review
"A beautiful tribute to the moon for bedtime—or anytime."—Booklist
"This gentle berceuse initially teases with soothing prose and intriguing visual misdirection. . . . Linocuts in blues, teals, and greens merge the Earth, sea, and sky into a dreamy continuum. . . . Sleep-resistant listeners may want to talk about places where the moonlight shines at that very minute, but a reprise of Savage's lyrical text should do the lulling trick." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Savage's lyrical bedtime book invites pajama-clad listeners into a moment of quiet wonder. Well-placed text complements the inked block prints to create a thoughtful interplay between shadow and light."—The Horn Book
"A stunning bedtime tale infused with a bit of suspense."—Kirkus Reviews