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eBook Laugh with the Moon epub

by Shana Burg

eBook Laugh with the Moon epub
  • ISBN: 0385734719
  • Author: Shana Burg
  • Genre: Teens
  • Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition (June 12, 2012)
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • ePUB size: 1458 kb
  • FB2 size 1564 kb
  • Formats lrf rtf txt mbr


Laugh with the moon, Shana Burg. So I hold the quarter. Who should get it? That boy with the torn shirt? Or that one, pulling a toy car made from twisted hangers and bottle caps?

Laugh with the moon, Shana Burg. 1st ed. p. cm. Summary: Massachusetts thirteen-year-old Clare, grieving after her mother’s recent death, reluctantly travels with her father to spend nine weeks in a remote village in Malawi, where new friends and experiences help open her mind and heart. eISBN: 978-0-375-98568-3. 1. Interpersonal relations-Fiction. 2. Self-actualization (Psychology-Fiction. Who should get it? That boy with the torn shirt? Or that one, pulling a toy car made from twisted hangers and bottle caps? It’s impossible to choose. Then I don’t have to: a small hand pries open my fist and scrapes the coin out of my palm.

While reading Shana Burg's second book "Laugh With the Moon" I noticed that I had left my own reality and had entered the emotional, touching and sensitive life of a teen-age girl dealing with the pain of loss and meaningful changes in her life with humor and authenticity. The Malawi experience, with its food, smells, culture,coping with hardships and way of life were transmitted by a true, professional writer.

Shana Burg's Laugh with the Moon is such a complex yet simple book that packs a hefty emotional punch. Once again Shana Burg writes a beautiful book, this time centered through thirteen-year-old Clare's perspective. Before I write what may sound like criticisms (but are not!) I want to put what I will say into context. Her mother has died within the past year, and her doctor father takes this only child to Malawi, Africa, or to Clare's mind, the middle of nowhere. And certainly, Malawi is remote.

Bwanali is an enormous woman wrapped in a purple, yellow, and green floral-print skirt and a red paisley shirt. I squint to protect my eyes from the clashing patterns and colors. I squint to protect my eyes from the clashing patterns and colors kitchen table with my father, a plate of orange squashy stuff between them. The only thing that looks worse than her fashion sense is her cooking. As far as I’m concerned, she can leave right now. Ah. lare! she says. She smiles and the fat on her cheeks swallows her eyes. It is a pleasure to meet yo. .She stands and grabs my hands with hers.

Laugh with the Moon is on the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List. Thirteen-year-old Clare Silver is stuck. An Excerpt fromLaugh with the Moon. Chapter 1. I press my nose against the airplane window and breathe faster, faster, more, more, more. Stuck in denial about her mother’s recent death. Stuck in the African jungle for sixty-four days without phone reception. Stuck with her father, a doctor who seems able to heal everyone but Clare.

Author Shana Burg with villagers in Malawi. Burg has also won awards for a previous book, A Thousand Never Evers, which looks at the civil rights movement in the . Today, I’m featuring an interview with the author. Why did you decide to become a writer? SB: I was in fourth grade and my teacher assigned us to create an original book of poems. Stuck in denial about her mother s recent death. Laugh with the Moon is on the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List.

Laugh with the Moon is on the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List.  Thirteen-year-old Clare Silver is stuck. Stuck in denial about her mother’s recent death. Stuck in the African jungle for sixty-four days without phone reception. Stuck with her father, a doctor who seems able to heal everyone but Clare.Clare feels like a fish out of water at Mzanga Full Primary School, where she must learn a new language. Soon, though, she becomes immersed in her new surroundings and impressed with her fellow students, who are crowded into a tiny space, working on the floor among roosters and centipedes.   When Clare’s new friends take her on an outing to see the country, the trip goes horribly wrong, and Clare must face another heartbreak head-on. Only an orphan named Memory, who knows about love and loss, can teach Clare how to laugh with the moon.   Told from an American girl’s perspective, this story about how death teaches us to live and how love endures through our memories will capture the hearts of readers everywhere.

Comments: (7)
Drelalen
While reading Shana Burg's second book "Laugh With the Moon" I noticed that I had left my own reality and had entered the emotional, touching and sensitive life of a teen-age girl dealing with the pain of loss and meaningful changes in her life with humor and authenticity. The Malawi experience, with its food, smells, culture,coping with hardships and way of life were transmitted by a true, professional writer.
Mr_TrOlOlO
I'd recommend this book to anyone regardless of age. Shana Burg earns the trust of the reader right from the beginning with her obvious first hand knowledge of the subject and her ability to portray characters in a sympathetic yet believable manner. Definitely five stars!
Gunos
Talk about tugging at your heart strings. Readers will cheer and tear up as Claire learns to find joy in a new home and without her mother.
Macill
Loved the book, one of the better ones on the DCF list. I like the description of culture and how the main character learns to cope with life without her mother.
Painbrand
As a college professor of journalism, I am recommending this book to all my students as a perfect example of a story that not only engages and entertains the reader, but far more importantly, teaches every reader an important lesson about life and Africa. Unquestionably, there is no age limit for readers of this book. Yet, I do believe Claire's story should be taught in schools all over our country. I cannot think of a better lesson for students to receive than this girl's courage and resiliency.
I was enchanted with Burg's A THOUSAND NEVER EVERS, but LAUGH WITH THE MOON fufilled all my expectations. I cannot wait for her next book!
Usishele
The story touches on universal themes-- moving to a different culture, bereavement, friendship -- and deals with them sensitively and with humor.
There are also several adventures and a mystery. My 15 year old liked it, and so did I as I learned a great deal about the culture. There were some really funny scenes. Some lessons to be learned here.
Dorintrius
I absolutely loved this book I had to read it for summer reading and so glad I did I'm entering seventh grade but definitely a book for all ages
Like the first reviewer here, I sat down to read and didn't get up until I had finished this beautiful story. A sure sign of a great read. Sweet story, engaging writing. I'd recommend this book for readers of any age.
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