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Ladder to the Moon

Title

Ladder to the Moon

Authors

Maya Soetoro-Ng

Illustrator

Yuyi Morales

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Pages

48 pages

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9780763693435

Genre

fantasy

Topic

Family Relationships; Single parent; Family member death; single mother; deceased grandparent

Annotation

Suhaila's wish to know her deceased grandmother is granted when a golden ladder appears at her window and Grandma Annie invites her on a journey to the moon, where they welcome people who are facing tragedy. Includes facts about the painting and the woman who inspired the story.

Grade Level

PK-1, K-3

Family Formation

mother

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

indirect

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

Asian

Awards

The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection; Nautilus Book Award, 2012, Gold, Children's Literature Collection

Keywords

compassion; grandmothers; moon

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

Ladder to the Moon

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