James Thurber became famous as a humor columnist for The New Yorker magazine, but he also wrote wonderful children's books. One of my favorites is Many Moons, first published in 1943.
Many Moons won the Caldecott Medal in 1944. The book was first illustrated by Louis Slobodkin, but in 1990 it was republished with illustrations by Marc Simont. It has been adapted into a stage play, an opera, and movies.
Grown-ups and young children (particularly those just learning to read) will enjoy Thurber's command of language and phrasing. Thurber's style is straightforward but filled with humorous observations, puns, and other silliness.
Watch our book trailer to see if you'd like to read it.
The book is available in our Evergreen Indiana catalog.
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