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Wild Honey from the Moon

By Kenneth Kraegel
Illustrated by Kenneth Kraegel

In an epic adventure like no other, an unflappable mother will stop at nothing to find a cure for her ailing young son — even if it means traveling to the moon itself.

Where are you going?”To the moon. A quick trip.”But you can’t fly.” “Darling, I am your mother,” she said, and gave him one last kiss. On a cold winter’s eve, deep in the woods, a mother shrew frets about her sick young son. His head is cold and his feet are hot, and there is only one thing that can cure him: wild honey from the moon. Mother Shrew does not stop to wonder how she will make such an impossible journey. Instead, she grabs her trusty red umbrella, gives her darling son a kiss, and sets out into the unknown. Along the way, Mother Shrew encounters one obstacle after another, from a malevolent owl to a herd of restless “night mares” to an island humming with angry bees. But each can prove no match for a mother on a mission. From the mind of the uniquely talented Kenneth Kraegel comes an utterly original ode to the limitlessness of maternal love.

  • A wonderfully inventive and exciting story about the limitlessness of maternal love — perfect for bedtime, story time, and independent reading
  • An fantastic new picture book from the unique talent behind King Arthur's Very Great Grandson and Green Pants
  • A classic in the making with a warm, old-fashioned feel

About the author

Kenneth Kraegel is a self-taught illustrator and the creator of the picture books Green Pants, The Song of Delphine, and King Arthur’s Very Great Grandson, which was a New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book of the Year. Kenneth Kraegel lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

ISBN: 9780763681692
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: November 1, 2019
Dimensions: 181 x 252mm, 64pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $26.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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