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A parent and child explore the wonder and joys of the changing moon together in this captivating picture book from award-winning author-illustrator Evan Turk.

Hello, Moon!
You look so beautiful tonight!
Do you mind if we sit with you?

In this joyful celebration of a child’s sense of curiosity about the world, a parent and child explore the wonder of the changing moon together. Because sometimes all you need is someone to share the silence with.

About The Author

Photo by Tate Tullier

Evan Turk is an Ezra Jack Keats Award–winning illustrator, author, and animator. He is the author-illustrator of The Storyteller, HeartbeatYou Are Home: An Ode to the National ParksA Thousand Glass Flowers, and Hello, Moon and the illustrator of Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters, which was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book; The People’s PainterGrandfather Gandhi; and its companion Be the Change. Originally from Colorado, Evan now lives in southern California with his husband and two cats. He is a graduate of Parsons School of Design. Visit him at EvanTurk.com.

About The Illustrator

Photo by Tate Tullier

Evan Turk is an Ezra Jack Keats Award–winning illustrator, author, and animator. He is the author-illustrator of The Storyteller, HeartbeatYou Are Home: An Ode to the National ParksA Thousand Glass Flowers, and Hello, Moon and the illustrator of Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters, which was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book; The People’s PainterGrandfather Gandhi; and its companion Be the Change. Originally from Colorado, Evan now lives in southern California with his husband and two cats. He is a graduate of Parsons School of Design. Visit him at EvanTurk.com.

Why We Love It

“This is Evan’s first book for younger children, and it is a masterpiece! Inspired by his young nephew’s love of the moon, he has created an appealing story with gorgeous art reminiscent of Ezra Jack Keats’s work in its simplicity and direct-to-the-heart appeal.”

—Reka S., Editorial Director, on Hello, Moon

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 20, 2022)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781534400801
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Raves and Reviews

"Turk interweaves three elements with skill and care: a slow, thoughtful examination of a commonplace yet miraculous phenomenon; rich language in which to discuss it; and color and texture that capture the infinite reaches of the night sky and the bond shared by a close-knit adult and child."

Publishers Weekly

"Turk interweaves three elements with skill and care: a slow, thoughtful examination of a commonplace yet miraculous phenomenon; rich language in which to discuss it; and color and texture that capture the infinite reaches of the night sky and the bond shared by a close-knit adult and child."

Publishers Weekly

"Turk interweaves three elements with skill and care: a slow, thoughtful examination of a commonplace yet miraculous phenomenon; rich language in which to discuss it; and color and texture that capture the infinite reaches of the night sky and the bond shared by a close-knit adult and child."

Publishers Weekly

"Loose lines and expressive faces convey the closeness between the child and caregiver. . . striking angles and perspectives keep each spread vibrant and eye-catching. This one pairs well with Jane Yolen’s Owl Moon (1987), illustrated by John Schoenherr, with a unique art style perfect for bedtime and library storytime alike, with age-appropriate STEM opportunities as well. Learning, empathy, and wonder in an ever shifting luminous landscape."

– Kirkus Reviews

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