Almost A Full Moon

Almost A Full Moon

Book - 2016
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Almost a Full Moon is a warm-hearted story of family, community, food and home. A boy and his grandmother host a gathering in their small cabin in the middle of winter. Friends travel from near and far, and some new friends even turn up. The walls of the cabin are elastic and the soup pot bottomless; all are welcome. Based on the lyrics of Hawksley Workman's song from his holiday album Almost a Full Moon, this book evokes both the cold and the coziness of a winter's night: crisp clean air, sparkling snow, the light of the moon, welcoming windows, glowing candles, family and friends. The spare text is beautifully complemented with the rich illustrations of Jensine Eckwall, a new talent to Tundra. She brings beauty and a hint of magic to Workman's evocative lyrics; together, they create a world and a night that will enchant readers of all ages.

Publisher: [Toronto] :, Tundra Books,, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781770498716
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Eckwall, Jensine - Illustrator


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Oct 18, 2018

A strange but compelling little book with fantastic illustrations.

Feb 02, 2017

First thing I noticed was the *glorious* illustrations (with a few nods to Studio Ghibli's art in there!), and then the story, formed with lyrics, came afterwards. I wasn't familiar with Hawksley Workman, and listening to the actual song, "Almost A Full Moon", from his 2001 album, was an added treat. All in all, a marvelous book.

LPL_PolliK Dec 29, 2016

Hawksley Workman is one of my favorite singers, and "Almost a Full Moon" is one of my favorite songs. Hawksley has a turn of phrase that is poetic, yet grounded and accessible. Illustrator Jensine Eckwall has turned his lyrics into a beautiful and homey picture book that celebrates the natural world, the community around you, and the coziness and simple pleasure of coming together in winter to make and share a pot of soup.

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