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Abel's Moon
About the book
  • Published: 1 November 2002
  • ISBN: 9780099265351
  • Imprint: Red Fox
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

Abel's Moon


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A richly texted tale about family and storytelling.

A wonderfully imaginative story about the way children, whose world is imited to the house, create adventures and excitements for themselves. Abel Grable is home from his travels and he sits by the fire telling his family all about the jungles he has camped in and the rivers he has crossed with only the moon to guide him. One day he decides to write the stories down but it is impossible to find a peacefulplace to do it in. Eventually he takes his table into the garden and writes until it is dark. The time soon comes for Abel to go back and find work and the family miss him when he is gone. but the table stays in the gardens and Adam and Noah use it to create their own fantastic outdoor adventures, until one day Adam transforms the table into a moon machine. And then, when Abel returns from his travels the children will have wonderful tales to tell.

  • Pub date: 1 November 2002
  • ISBN: 9780099265351
  • Imprint: Red Fox
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Author

Shirley Hughes

Shirley was born in West Kirby, near Liverpool, and studied fashion and dress design at Liverpool Art School, before continuing her studies at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford. She then embarked on a career as a freelance illustrator in London, where she still lives today. She illustrated other writers' work, including Noel Streatfeild, Alison Uttley, Ian Seraillier, Margaret Mahy and notably Dorothy Edwards's My Naughty Little Sister series.
Shirley began to write and draw her own picture books when her children were young. Her first book - Lucy and Tom's Day - was published in 1960, and she followed it with, among others, Dogger and the Alfie series.
Shirley Hughes has won the Other Award, the Eleanor Farjeon Award, and the Kate Greenaway Medal for Illustration twice, for Dogger in 1977 and for Ella's Big Chance in 2003. In 2007 Dogger was voted the public's favourite Greenaway winner of all time. Shirley received an OBE in 1999 for services to Children's Literature, and a CBE in 2017. She is the first recipient of Booktrust's Lifetime Achievement Award.

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