Do you remember my post about my good friend’s book release? Well, it’s almost here! Moon Daughter Rising will be available on January 29th (which also happens to be my mom’s birthday). I was honored to do a little bit of editing on MDR and I can say it had my attention until the end. It is a great read for anyone, but I think middle-grade kids will find it particularly enchanting. The fact that she also provides a curriculum for educators just shows how big her heart is. Emily always goes above and beyond!
I am so excited for Emily and can’t wait to see what she has in store for us next! She’s hinting at a trilogy filled with excitement, and I have to admit I’m a little perturbed that she’s not giving me anything else to go on.
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From the back cover:
Annalee’s dad went missing and no one is doing anything about it.
The police say he abandoned her, but Annalee knows better. Her aunt and uncle make her promise not to look for him, especially in the woods behind their family cabin for fear she’ll go missing, too.
When she finds her father’s trail, she breaks a promise and tells a lie, hoping she can save him. Doing so attracts Winpa the abominable ice witch, who chases Annalee into their tribe’s spirit world. Though she doesn’t know it yet, Annalee holds the third Wonderstone, the only possession her father left behind. The crescent-shaped talisman could give Winpa control over World Above the Sky and the ability to open the ancient ways to the Earth.
Annalee must seek help from an ancient grandmother and her spirit guides to grapple with her newfound moon magic and rescue her father and a grandfather she’s never known from their icy prison. Is she fails, World Above the Sky will fall to Winpa and the gateways will be open for evil spirits to roam Earth. But if she destroys Winpa, her father and grandfather stay locked in ice forever. Outsmarting Winpa will take, courage, honesty, and somehow mastering the power of the Moon Daughter rising within.
A beautiful weaving of fiction, MicMac tribe legends, and some moral truths we all must face.
E.G. Moore is an award-winning poet and children book author, as well as a freelance writer and editor. Her essay Wearing Teresa’s Russet Boots was featured in Hope Paige’s Anthology on loss Breaking Sad in 2017, and she had several pieces published in an anthology honoring a local historic building in 2018. When she’s not telling “Mommy Made stories” to her three children or awaiting feedback for her latest manuscript, she can be found off-roading in North Idaho, baking something scrumptious, or on a plot-and-soul refreshing outdoor hike. E.G. Moore tweets, posts on Facebook, and blogs on her website.
TpT Curriculum to accompany EG Moore’s middle grade novels
Scavenger Vocabulary Hunts: Middle schoolers find vocabulary words as they read the story, use context clues to interpret meaning, and write excerpt to confirm their understanding. (FREE by email with novel purchase receipt.)
Also available: comprehension tests, create a character creative writing, and more!
Coming soon: Essay writing guides, google classroom versions of ELA curriculum, and teacher bundles. E.G. Moore is also open to ELA curriculum suggestions or specific requests from fellow home schoolers and educators.
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