Moonflute by Audrey Wood

Summary: Grades 3-6 In this long bedtime mood-piece, a little girl, Firen, accuses the moon of taking her sleep; she resolves to "go out in the night and find it.'' Outside, a moonbeam lands in her hands and becomes a magic flute with which she flies through the night. She encounters creatures of town, sea, and jungle in a dreamlike sequence illustrated in deep greens, blues, and violet. Firen herself has a pixie-ish, flower-fairy look, and is silvery-shiny with moonlight. Susan Patron, Los Angeles Public LibraryCopyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Notable Information: This is another dream-like fantasy text that can open the doors into the genre of fantasy. The text is long and more like a short story with illustrations. With this in mind, it makes a stronger text to use in the upper elementary grade classrooms.


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