August Moon

August Moon

Book - 2012
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The townspeople of Calico believe in the legend of the Soul Fire - orbs of light dancing through the night sky, believed to be the souls of dead ancestors watching over the town. But when eleven-year-old Fiona Gan comes to town with her dad, she learns the amazing truth: these fireballs are actually the light from lanterns carried by mysterious rabbit like creatures as they leap across rooftops.
Publisher: Marietta, Georgia : Top Shelf Productions, 2012.
ISBN: 9781603090698
160309069X
Characteristics: 315 pages :,chiefly illustrations ;,21 cm.

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skyekilaen
Jan 25, 2015

I didn't know what to make of this as first. The story is fairly slow, and some of the characters seem borderline annoying, and why do some of the people look like monkeys?! I am so glad I stuck with it, though, because it all unfolds exactly like it should. It rewards your patience with a mysterious, almost otherworldly conflict between a town's magical traditions and the minions of a greedy, destructive corporation. Resistance, we learn, must come from the heart.

Influenced by Miyazaki films but definitely its own thing!

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