The Angry Moon

The Angry Moon An Indian girl insults the moon and is held prisoner by him until her friend reaches the sky country to rescue her

  • Title: The Angry Moon
  • Author: William Sleator Blair Lent
  • ISBN: 9780316797375
  • Page: 221
  • Format: Paperback
  • An Indian girl insults the moon and is held prisoner by him until her friend reaches the sky country to rescue her.

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    1. William Sleator Blair Lent

      William Warner Sleator III was born in Havre de Grace, Maryland on February 13, 1945, and moved to St Louis, MO when he was three He graduated from University City High School in 1963, from Harvard in 1967 with BAs in music and English For than thirty years, William Sleator thrilled readers with his inventive books His House of Stairs was named one of the best novels of the twentieth century by the Young Adult Library Services Association William Sleator died in early August 2011 at his home in Thailand.


    1. Part of my goal to read all the Caldecott Medal Winners. This book is actually super clever and rather enjoyable. I would for sure read it to my non-existent kids, though it does fall into that weird category of a picture book with a ton of words.

    2. • 1971 Caldecott Honor Book •This is… a very strange book! It’s a little wordy and takes a while to get in to. The story is based on a Tlingit folktale and the drawings are inspired by Tlingit motifs. Materials used: unlistedTypeface used: unlisted

    3. Caldecott Honor story book. Lots of words for a Caldecott. I liked the idea of the story and it read okay. But neither the art or text did all that much for me. The art was muddy and cartoony in a non-funny way. The characters never felt real. I could imagine a better version of this particular folktale.

    4. A weird legend without a point.This is a weird book. It's based on a Native American legend from the Tlingit people in Alaska. Some of the designs have been adopted into the paintings used for illustration. Basically, there's a girl and a boy, and the girl makes fun of the moon for looking ugly. Then the moon takes her away and the boy follows her up to the sky country, taking some branches in his hair. On the way, the branches grow into bushes, so he starts eating the berries that are growing o [...]

    5. Week 5: MythAdapted from a legend of the Tlingit Indians of Alaska, this book follows Lupan and Lapowinsa and their adventure to the sky country. Lupowinsa laughs at the moon and is taken as prisoner by the Moon as punishment. Fearing his friends welfare, Lupan makes a ladder of arrows up to sky country. With the help of old grandmother, Lupan is given four gifts to help defeat the Moon and save his friend. "The Angry Moon" is appropriate for ages 5+ (Grades K+). As much as I like this story, I [...]

    6. From the information given in a note at the beginning, this story is based on a legend first published in Tlingit Myths and Texts by Dr. John R. Swanton. The illustrations are also based on original Tlingit motifs, although are not meant to be authentic. This felt like a fairly lengthy story of a boy who climbs a ladder made of his arrows into the Moon's country to save his friend who has been taken by the Moon. This reminded me a little of Jack and the Beanstalk, although less and less as the s [...]

    7. I rather enjoyed this story, though it did take awhile to get into it and it was way too wordy for my son. The book won a 1971 Caldecott Honor. The story is based off a Tlingit Indian legend from the Pacific Northwest, and tells the story of a young girl named Lapowinsa who makes fun of the moon and soon kidnapped into the sky. Her friend Lupan goes to rescue her by shooting arrows into the sky, which form a ladder. He is helped along by a grandmother figure, the sun. It’s the illustrations wh [...]

    8. I can see how this story received a Caldecott honor. The illustrations are beautifully made. The colors are so vibrant and the artwork is so detailed. I think it is great that this legend has been passed on for so long. It makes a great story for children both young and old. My only criticism of this story is that it seemed to end rather abruptly with not much resolution.

    9. There is no doubt from the image on the front cover that the moon is angry. I’m not crazy about this book as a whole, but that is a great illustration, especially for the front cover. I returned this book to the library before I had a chance to take notes, so for this one, I’m going to have to leave it at that.

    10. A girl insults the moon and it takes her prisoner. A boy ventures into Sky Country to save her. A note before the story says this is a Tlingit myth and that the artwork is meant to be elaborations on Tlingit motifs.

    11. Weird and not what I would guess a kid would like but the munchkin-faces (ages 8, 5 and 4 years old) had to debate whether it was worth 4 or 5 stars. ??? We settled for 4 stars. Their taste surprises me sometimes but, there ya go.

    12. Note on verso:"The illustrations are elaborations on original Tlingit motifs, and are not meant to be authentic."

    13. Interesting legend from an Alaskan people about the sun's assistance to two children in conflict with the moon. A bit long, but the drawings' reference to native imagery is a plus.

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