Many Moons

Author: James Thurber

Illustrator: Louis Slobodkin

Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Company (not on website)

Publication Date: 1943

Genre: Picture Book, Young Adult, Folklore

Audience: 3+

Overview:  Princess Lenore was feeling ill and told her father that in order for her to get better he would have to get her the moon. The King sought out many different members of his court to get the moon, but they all claimed that it would be impossible. The princess is tricked into believing that she was wearing the moon around her neck, so now the real moon needs to be hidden from the princess. 

Activity: Have students discuss what one thing they would wish for in the entire world.  Have them write about how this wish would be granted or why it wont be. 

Reviewer’s Name: Kristen