(Pdf New) [Sweet Moon Baby] by Karen Henry Clark


Sweet Moon Baby

Sweet Moon Baby summary ↠ 8 review ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ô Karen Henry Clark summary Sweet Moon Baby N give herA turtle a peacock a monkey a panda and some fish shepherd the baby as she floats in a basket on a moonlit winding river into the loving arms of her new parents Perfect for bedtime reading Karen. 3 stars for the story5 stars for the illustrationsSpoilers This is a lovingly told adoption story with a fanciful twist A baby girl is born on a summer night in China Her parents love her but believe she should have a better life than the one they can give her So they set her adrift in a basket on the river Along the way she is cared for by various animals who help her on her journey Meanwhile a couple on the other side of the world want a daughter One night the moon leads them to find the baby girl in the basketI really wanted to love this story I think it is told from the heart the author adopted a baby girl from China and dedicated the story to her and it is beautifully told However I was a bit troubled by some of the elements and in looking at other reviews find I am not alone The baby s birth parents seem irresponsible just letting her drift off in a basket down the river thinking she will find a better life that way Moreover I m not sure that reasons such as not being able to give her pretty things or teach her to read are very good reasons for giving up a child It is hinted at that they don t have much food either but I think the other reasons seem a bit shallow The illustrations really impressed me though I absolutely love them Beautiful touching full of life rich in details that connect and enhance the story WowI would recommend that parents with adopted children preview this book before they share it with their children I believe it is supposed to be a reassuring tale of adoption showing that both birth parents and adoptive parents love the baby girl But it is also a very fantastical portrayal and the baby being set adrift could upset some children and parents

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Sweet Moon Baby summary ↠ 8 review ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ô Karen Henry Clark summary Sweet Moon Baby This is the story of one baby’s journey from her birth parents in China who dream of a better life for their daughter to her adoptive parents on the other side of the world who dream of the life they ca. Parents give their children a story It begins with you have always been lovedNovember is National Adoption Month Parents family and friends are looking for storybooks they can give to the adopted children in their lives Sweet Moon Baby an Adoption Tale written by Karen Henry Clark and illustrated by Patrice Barton is a wonderful book meant to be read to a child too young to read on her own It is published by Knopf Books for Young Readers ISBN 0375857095If you ve adopted a girl from China you know her birth story is short on facts Parents who violate China s One Child Policy face severe penalties that restrict a parent s chances for employment good housing and even their child s educational opportunities To complicate matters giving a child up for adoption is considered abandonment and is illegal Birth mothers leave their babies in places where they will be found uickly outside of police stations factory gates or in the case of my own daughter an open air market on a morning in June Any identifying information left with the baby can be used to track down the parents and punish themAs parents we feel a need to give our children stories that tell them that they are loved and have always been loved Clark s book Sweet Moon Baby answers this need Sweet Moon Baby begins with a child born under a full moon Like all babies she is perfect Her parents are pictured as caring thoughtful people who want for their baby than they can give her They send their off on a long journey down the Pearl River What can they do but trustThe lyrical illustrations of Patrice Barton allow us to travel downriver with the baby Guardian animals keep her safe in spite of wind rain and rough water The full moon watches over all Blues and greens predominate are bright and have depth It s obvious that the natural world of water earth and sky are conspiring to bring the child from one set of loving parents to another The red of the baby s blanket stands out in these pictures Red is the color of good fortune in Chinese culture and its richness keeps our focus on the baby girl as she makes her way to a new homeOn the other side of the world a couple is wishing for a child and make their home ready for the daughter they hope will come They begin a journey of their own when they realize the moon in the night sky can see their baby wherever she is They trust they will find her and are ready to overcome great obstacles The adoptive parents find their daughter as they search along the riverbank Like Moses she is plucked from among the reedsFor those of us who have adopted we know something than random chance has brought us together with our child In Chinese folklore a red thread connects us to everyone in our life those we have met and those we have yet to meet Whatever you believe brought you to your child fate a miracle or Heaven in the end it is a mystery as to how you came together to make a family The story of Sweet Moon Baby is a reminder too that parental love and the capacity to give of yourself these are what make a familyDisclosure A mutual friend asked if I would be interested in writing a review for this book as she knows I have a daughter who was born in China I was given a review copy by the author My compensation was really the chance to review a book I wish had been available when we adopted our own daughter

Karen Henry Clark Ô 8 summary

Sweet Moon Baby summary ↠ 8 review ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ô Karen Henry Clark summary Sweet Moon Baby Henry Clark’s poetic text reminiscent of a lullaby and Patrice Barton’s textured and gentle hued illustrations capture the great love between parents and children and the miraculous journey of adopti. The first thing that struck me about Sweet Moon Baby is the beautiful illustrations They are enchanting and whimsical in water color Patrice Barton has amazing talent She worked on them for the author Karen Henry Clark who adopted a child from China and had no story to tell her about her young infant life before she came to America Clark uses prose to tell the tale of a family in China who doesn t have enough food to feed their baby and want to give it a better life In the mean time another family across the globe in America is preparing their home for a baby by planting a garden and filling a room with books and toys still no baby comes Both families have to rely on the moon to carry their wishes Sweet Moon Baby is a wonderful book for parents with adopted children and children who wonder why their biological parents would give them up I recommend it for all ages and can honestly say it will be a favorite in our home

  • Hardcover
  • 32
  • Sweet Moon Baby
  • Karen Henry Clark
  • English
  • 06 March 2018
  • 9780375957093

10 thoughts on “(Pdf New) [Sweet Moon Baby] by Karen Henry Clark

  1. says: Karen Henry Clark Ô 8 summary review ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ô Karen Henry Clark summary Sweet Moon Baby

    (Pdf New) [Sweet Moon Baby] by Karen Henry Clark The most beautiful book ever about Chinese adoption The writing is subtle the art is stunning

  2. says: (Pdf New) [Sweet Moon Baby] by Karen Henry Clark

    (Pdf New) [Sweet Moon Baby] by Karen Henry Clark review ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ô Karen Henry Clark Karen Henry Clark Ô 8 summary In China a baby girl is born and her parents aren't able to care for her We have barely enough rice to feed ourselvesshe should have pretty thingsshe should learn to read So they place her in a basket and put her in the river placing their trust in the moon that only good things will happen to their daughter while on the other side of the world a husband and wife yearn for a daughter I really wanted to love th

  3. says: Karen Henry Clark Ô 8 summary (Pdf New) [Sweet Moon Baby] by Karen Henry Clark

    summary Sweet Moon Baby review ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ô Karen Henry Clark Karen Henry Clark Ô 8 summary Parents give their children a story It begins with you have always been lovedNovember is National Adoption Month Parents family and fr

  4. says: (Pdf New) [Sweet Moon Baby] by Karen Henry Clark

    summary Sweet Moon Baby Karen Henry Clark Ô 8 summary (Pdf New) [Sweet Moon Baby] by Karen Henry Clark This is an adoption story that takes a fairy tale approach In China perfect baby is born However her parents don’t have enough food for themselves and worry about the future of this tiny baby So they put trust in the moon and send their baby away down the river On the journey several animals help that baby While she sleeps she is carried by a turtle flown high by a peacock sheltered by a monkey and guided by

  5. says: (Pdf New) [Sweet Moon Baby] by Karen Henry Clark Karen Henry Clark Ô 8 summary

    (Pdf New) [Sweet Moon Baby] by Karen Henry Clark 3 stars for the story5 stars for the illustrationsSpoilers This is a lovingly told adoption story with a fanciful twist A baby girl is born on a summer night in China Her parents love her but believe she should have a better life than

  6. says: (Pdf New) [Sweet Moon Baby] by Karen Henry Clark

    (Pdf New) [Sweet Moon Baby] by Karen Henry Clark Karen Henry Clark Ô 8 summary Oh My Goodness I am in love with Patrice Barton's illustrations This is the sweetest baby I have ever seen hands down If I knew a fam

  7. says: (Pdf New) [Sweet Moon Baby] by Karen Henry Clark

    (Pdf New) [Sweet Moon Baby] by Karen Henry Clark summary Sweet Moon Baby Opening and Synopsis – “On a summer night in China a baby girl was born She was perfect”A little girl was born on a summer’s night in China Her parents were poor and they wanted her to have so many things that they couldn’t give her The little girl’s parents made the decision to set their little girl sailing in a basket and they trusted that “only good things will happen” to her The little girl goes on a long bu

  8. says: summary Sweet Moon Baby review ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ô Karen Henry Clark Karen Henry Clark Ô 8 summary

    (Pdf New) [Sweet Moon Baby] by Karen Henry Clark The first thing that struck me about Sweet Moon Baby is the beautiful illustrations They are enchanting and whimsical in water color Patrice Barton has amazing talent She worked on them for the author Karen Henry Clark who adopted a child from China and had no story to tell her about her young infant life before she came to America Clark uses prose to tell the tale of a family in China who doesn't have enough f

  9. says: Karen Henry Clark Ô 8 summary review ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ô Karen Henry Clark summary Sweet Moon Baby

    (Pdf New) [Sweet Moon Baby] by Karen Henry Clark A family in China barely has enough food to feed themselves so they send their new baby girl off in a basket on the river The moon g

  10. says: (Pdf New) [Sweet Moon Baby] by Karen Henry Clark summary Sweet Moon Baby

    (Pdf New) [Sweet Moon Baby] by Karen Henry Clark This is such an adorable story about the adoption of a sweet little girl and the parents who have longed to have her in their family This is not an in depth story about adoption but a beautiful heart warming story about the journey of a baby g

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