Since 2010, Cauli Le Chat, feline roving reporter for Mooresville Public Library (Mooresville, Indiana), has reported all things interesting to cats (and humans) happening at the library. Related stories from across the state (and beyond) are also included.
Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
There Are Many Moons
James Thurber became famous as a humor columnist for The New Yorker magazine, but he also wrote wonderful children's books. One of my favorites is Many Moons, first published in 1943.
Many Moons won the Caldecott Medal in 1944. The book was first illustrated by Louis Slobodkin, but in 1990 it was republished with illustrations by Marc Simont. It has been adapted into a stage play, an opera, and movies.
Grown-ups and young children (particularly those just learning to read) will enjoy Thurber's command of language and phrasing. Folks who grew up in the 1940s and 1950s will recognize some of the contemporary events-conscious wit that made Thurber's humor so engaging.
Watch our book trailer to see if you'd like to read it.
Cauli Le Chat MPL Roving Reporter Children's Literature News Beat
P.S. If you enjoy Many Moons, try another of Thurber's children's masterpieces, The 13 Clocks. I could recommend many more Thurber essay and story collections, but my deadline passed about 45 minutes ago, so I've gotta make tracks.