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The Half-A-Moon Inn (Paperback)

Author:  Paul/ Jacobi Fleischman Illustrator:  Kathy Jacobi
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0064403645
ISBN-13: 9780064403641
Sku: 30006208
Publish Date: 2/1/1991
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.75H x 5L x 0.25T
Pages:  88
Age Range:  12 to 16
Lost on wintry roads, Aaron, who was born mute, comes upon the bewitched Half-a-Moon Inn where the wicked proprietor forces him to assist her in picking pockets and prying into peoples dreams *Author: Fleischman, Paul/ Jacobi, Kathy (ILT) *Publication Date: 1991/02/01 *Number of Pages: 88 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 4-6 *Language: English *Depth: 0.25 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 7.75
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Lost on wintry roads, mute-born Aaron searches for his mother, who has failed to return from the town market. Nearly half-frozen, he stumbles into the Half-a-Moon Inn, where the wicked proprietor forces him to assist her with picking pockets and prying into people's dreams. Readers have been captivated by Aaron's escape from evil since 1980, when this charming and suspenseful book was first published. Illustrated.A twelve-year-old mute boy sets off to find his mother in a blizzard, and becomes the captive of an evil woman in the Half-a-Moon Inn. ?A suspenseful tale with archetypal characters and a haunting atmosphere. . . . The brisk pace and steady accumulation of events build tension, while Fleischman's fine writing begs to be read aloud." -BL.

1980 Children's Reviewers' Choices (BL)
Notable Books of the Year 1980 (NYT)
1980 Golden Kite Award Honor Book for Fiction (SCBW)
Children's Books of 1980 (Library of Congress)
1980 Silver Medal for Literature (Commonwealth Club of California)

Twelve-year-old Aaron has never been left alone before--born a mute, he depends on his mother for everything. After she leaves him for the first time to go sell her wares in town, there is a huge blizzard, and Aaron sets off to find her. Stumbling across the Half-a-Moon Inn run by the evil, thieving Miss Grackle, he is forced to work for her and be a part of her nasty schemes. How can Aaron ever escape?
Author Bio
Paul Fleischman
Paul Fleischman makes sure that he takes time to play bocce-ball with his friends and to play musical instruments whenever he can, even though he is a busy young adult novelist and children's book writer. Paul never dreamed that he would become a writer when he was older. Growing up in sunny and bright California, he liked to spend his time outdoors. He never really thought about what he wanted to do when he grew up. In fact, he wrote his first book called THE BIRTHDAY TREE right before he was about to graduate from college and realized he needed to have a job when he finished school! His father writes novels also, and Paul remembers him reading his own books to the family. Paul's family spent a lot of time together playing games and telling stories to one another. They never watched television together, but would sit in the living room together after dinner. That's where Paul got some of his inspiration when he decided to write the books, JOYFUL NOISE: POEMS FOR TWO VOICES and I AM PHOENIX: POEMS FOR TWO VOICES. He believes that there's education in the pleasure of being (and reading!) with others. Paul doesn't think about the age of his readers, but just writes what he feels compelled to write. He feels that the best place for him to get some really good thinking and writing done is where it's very quiet. He usually strives to write for about eight hours a day. Paul's historical novels, which include GRAVEN IMAGES and SATURNALIA, take a lot of research. In fact, he spends as much time researching and planning the books as he does to write them. As he says about writing historical novels, "It takes a lot of fat books to write a thin one!" Although Paul didn't think he was going to become a writer, he says that the idea of writing for children wouldn't have ever occurred to him without his father as a mentor. A fun fact: both Paul and his dad love history--and the stranger it is, the better!


"A suspenseful tale with archetypal characters and a haunting atmosphere...The brisk pace and steady accumulation of events build tension, while Fleischman's fine writing begs to be read aloud."

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   08
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0088
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