Bajo La Luna de Limón = Under the Lemon Moon


Product Details

Lee & Low Books
Publish Date
7.97 X 10.44 X 0.1 inches | 0.27 pounds

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About the Author

Edith Hope Fine is a full-time writer of children's books and stories. Fine's Under the Lemon Moon, published by Lee & Low Books, was a Parents' Choice Award Honor book. Fine lives in Encinitas, California. To find out more, visit Edith Hope Fine's Web site at Edith, along with co-author Judith Pinkerton Josephson, have created a special site for the Lee & Low Books title Armando and the Blue Tarp School at

René King Moreno was born in North Carolina and received a degree in fine arts from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is the illustrator of Fiesta (Greenwillow Books) and lives in La Mesa, California, with her husband. Visit her online at


"Fine works a bit of wonder in an understated story with the powerful themes of regeneration and redemption. Fine's message is stronger for remaining implicit. Softly punctuated with the hues of the flower-filled Mexican countryside, Moreno's watercolor and pastel images quietly convey the picturesque setting. Her attention to folkloric details helps bridge the story as it travels between realism and fairy tale." -- Publishers Weekly

"The story is satisfying on several levels. Justice and compassion are both served, and a way out is given to the thief, who occasions more pity than anger. Spanish words and phrases, gracefully defined in the text, add to the richness of the narrative. The primitive watercolor illustrations, long on bright color and strong line, augment the story beautifully." -- School Library Journal

"The story deals honestly with the pain of being robbed of a treasure, and also, by showing the thief with his impoverished family, conveys the need for compassion. Moreno's watercolor-and-pastel illustrations give the Mexican countryside a warm, softly textured appearance." -- Booklist

"[A] moving tribute to the need for compassion and forgiveness. . . Fine offers a litigious world an inspiring example of the power of forgiveness, while Moreno's luminous watercolors gently depict rural life in Mexico." -- Kirkus Reviews

Parents' Choice Silver Award, Parents' Choice Foundation
Honor Book Award, Society of School Librarians International