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Ladder to the Moon

Title

Ladder to the Moon

Authors

Maya Soetoro-Ng

Illustrator

Yuyi Morales

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9780763693435

Pages

48 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

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

Lexile Measure

AD690L

Diversity Topics

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

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Asian

Family Formation

single mother

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2011, Nominee, Fiction Picture Book
Nautilus Book Award, 2012, Gold, Children's Picture Book Fiction
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2011
Building STEAM with Dia, 2014 Information in English and Chinese
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, 2011

Keywords

compassion; grandmothers; moon; sky; human struggles; helping; moondew

Diversity Impact

indirect

Ladder to the Moon


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