Moonlight: The Halloween Cat (Hardcover)

Moonlight: The Halloween Cat By Cynthia Rylant, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator) Cover Image

Moonlight: The Halloween Cat (Hardcover)

By Cynthia Rylant, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)


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Softly padding through the darkness, Moonlight explores the world on her favorite night, Halloween.

The town and countryside glow with shining stars. The wide yellow moon lights pumpkins, racoons, and children out having fun. . . .

Told in eloquently simple, lyrical words, with dazzling, luminous paintings, Moonlight evokes not just the excitement of Halloween, but something more -- the reassuring warmth and friendliness that is a special part of this special night.

Cynthia Rylant's gift for conveying the enchantment and beauty to be found in everyday life is seen in such award-winning books as Missing May, winner of the Newbery Medal; A Fine White Dust, a Newbery Honor Book; and The Relatives Came and When I Was Young in the Mountains, both Caldecott Honor Books.

Books she's written and illustrated include the much-beloved Dog Heaven and Cat Heaven.

Cynthia Rylant grew up in West Virginia. She now lives in the Pacific Northwest.

Melissa Sweet has illustrated more than one hundred books. Her work has been in magazines, on greeting cards, and on her living room walls. Melissa has received the Caldecott Honor Medal twice, among many other awards, including the Sibert Medal, and is a New York Times bestselling author and artist. Melissa lives in Maine. You can visit her at

Product Details ISBN: 9780060297114
ISBN-10: 0060297115
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: August 14th, 2003
Pages: 32
Language: English

Bouncing Time, by Patricia Hubbell, illustrated by Melissa Sweet “A slice of pure pleasure.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)