Alison Oliver (Author)


For the over-scheduled generation, the illustrator of the popular BabyLit books explores the joy found in wildness, following in the footsteps of beloved bestsellers The Night Gardener and Mr. Tiger Goes Wild.

Like many children, Moon leads a busy life. School, homework, music lessons, sports, and the next day it begins again. She wonders if things could be different. Then, one night, she meets a wolf.

The wolf takes Moon deep into the dark, fantastical forest and there she learns to howl, how to hide, how to be still, and how to be wild. And in that, she learns what it's like to be free.

This simply worded and stunningly illustrated story reveals the joy to be found in play, nature, and, most of all, embracing the wild in us all.

Product Details

$17.99  $16.55
Clarion Books
Publish Date
April 17, 2018
8.3 X 0.6 X 11.1 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author

Alison Oliver is the illustrator of the popular BabyLit board books, including Jane Eyre and Moby Dick. Moon is the first book she has both written and illustrated. She lives and works in New York City, where she runs a design studio called Sugar. Visit her website at


"Convincingly and sweetly told, Moon's story is a striking authorial debut from illustrator Oliver."--Kirkus, review

"A paean to Where the Wild Things Are that reminds readers of the importance of play and of stillness in a busy world."--Booklist, review

"In her debut as author, Oliver (illustrator of the BabyLit board book series) handles her story's pacing with skill, setting up just enough backstory to establish Moon's frustration, then lavishing attention on her midnight encounter."--Publishers Weekly

An upbeat and howling-good read-aloud."--School Library Journal