The Moon Children

  • Title: The Moon Children
  • Author: Beverley Brenna
  • ISBN: 9780889953789
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Moon Children Saskatchewan Book Awards Shortlist Children s Books Staring across the street the day after his alcoholic father disappears eleven year old Billy Ray is startled to see one of his schoolmates
    Saskatchewan Book Awards Shortlist Children s Books, 2007 Staring across the street the day after his alcoholic father disappears, eleven year old Billy Ray is startled to see one of his schoolmates, an adopted Romanian girl, gazing at the sky and then writing in a notebook She is keeping a Moon Journal, cataloguing the phases of the moon to keep alive a secret memory Saskatchewan Book Awards Shortlist Children s Books, 2007 Staring across the street the day after his alcoholic father disappears, eleven year old Billy Ray is startled to see one of his schoolmates, an adopted Romanian girl, gazing at the sky and then writing in a notebook She is keeping a Moon Journal, cataloguing the phases of the moon to keep alive a secret memory that, eventually, Billy is the first to discover.Although he has Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and struggles with many things that typical kids take for granted, Billy s curiosity and warmth intrigue Natasha, and the two children develop a friendship that gives them the strength and courage to reveal their deepest secrets and to reach for their dreams.One of Billy s dreams is to enter a talent contest at the local park He has been practicing yo yo tricks over and over again, hoping to impress his father Things don t turn out as planned, but under unfair circumstances that would make other children give up, Billy proves himself to be a steadfast example of the way hope elicits the power to carry on.

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    About Beverley Brenna


    1. Beverley Brenna calls Saskatoon, Saskatchewan home base, and loves to travel both for real, and through reading She published her first poem in The Western Producer at age seven From this point, she was hooked on writing Much of what she writes contains autobiographical scenes, such as the friendship soup in The Keeper of the Trees, and the care and keeping of a pet tarantula in Spider Summer She has worked as a babysitter, home daycare mom, clerk steno, draftsperson, caregiver for orphan lambs, teacher, and university professor as well as a writer and storyteller.


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    1. Its summer vacation and two children are about to become friends. They are both eleven years old and live across the street from each other. Billy has Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, can't read, and his father has just left the family. Billy does have a goal - to win a local talent contest in the park. Billy received a yoyo for his birthday and a book of 21 yoyo tricks. Not exactly what he wanted but he is making the best of things by practicing hard to learn the 21 tricks. At first Billy and h [...]

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    2. This book reminded me of one of my favorite middle grades novel, Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine. Mockingbird, a story about an autistic girl told from her point-of-view, provides a window into how someone who is different thinks. Moon Children is similar, except that the narrator of this book, Billy, was born with fetal alcohol syndrome, so he has not learned to read and sometimes has difficulty remembering things. He meets a Romanian girl who had grown up in a Romanian orphanage and was adopted [...]

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    3. This book was amazing. It’s about two neighbors/schoolmates who become great friends, and how they deal with their problems. Billy was born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum disorder, and so he struggles with typical day stuff; and Natasha is an adopted Romanian child who never speaks. I wouldn’t say that I really liked the characters, but the storyline was great. There’s this lingering feeling when you’re reading the book, like you want to put the book down, because you don’t want to know [...]

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    4. Interesting book about two young children, one with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and the other with a form of depression, they are able to understand each other and help each other. It was refreshing to read this book as it lets people know that even with a disability of any kind each person has a purpose in our world.

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    5. This book is very well-done. About a middle-grade reading level, I'd say. The main character, Billy, has FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) and his characterization was very good. The story is sweet and while it does fall into some of the usual tropes the characters are unique enough that it's not a bad thing.

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    6. Interesting friendship between a disabled boy and an oversees adopted girl. Not everything is resolved though but the ending is unexpected. Reviewed for the Dolly Gray Award.

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    7. Depicts sweet boy with fetal alcohol syndrome who helps adopted girl from Romania to cope.

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