Ladder to the Moon

Ladder to the Moon

Book - 2011/04
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From Maya Soetoro-Ng, sister of President Obama, comes a lyrical story relaying the loving wisdom of their late mother to a young granddaughter she never met.
(Ages 4-8)

Little Suhaila wishes she could have known her grandma, who would wrap her arms around the whole world if she could, Mama says. And one night, Suhaila gets her wish when a golden ladder appears at her window, and Grandma Annie invites the girl to come along with her on a magical journey. In a rich and deeply personal narrative, Maya Soetoro-Ng draws inspiration from her mother's love for family, her empathy for others, and her ethic of service to imagine this remarkable meeting. Evoking fantasy and folklore, the story touches on events that have affected people across the world in our time and reaffirms our common humanity. Yuyi Morales's breathtaking artwork illuminates the dreamlike tale, reminding us that loved ones lost are always with us, and that sometimes we need only look at the moon and remember.
Publisher: Candlewick Press 2011/04
ISBN: 9780763645700
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER


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Dec 15, 2017

This book is so beautiful. And comforting. Yuyi Morales is a treasure. Maya Soetoro-Ng story is perfect for Morales' illustrations. It presents a lot of difficult concepts, but perfect for advanced readers and Indigo kids.

Mar 02, 2017

Really beautiful illustrations. Hopeful, imaginative fantasy about righting the world's ills, with an emphasis on sisterhood, solidarity, and religious tolerance. A bit wordy for a young child, but a lovely book for a confident reader.

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Feb 23, 2017

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