Shadows on the Moon

By MARRIOTT, Zoë

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ISBN
978-0-7636-5344-6 978-0-7636-5993-6
Publisher
Candlewick


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on June 1, 2012  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 9 Up—In this spin on 'Cinderella" set in ancient Japan, Suzume is an only child living with her parents and orphaned cousin, Aimi. The action starts immediately when royal soldiers unfairly accuse her father of being a traitor. Aimi and Suzume watch in terror as her father is killed, and Aimi is also shot as the girls flee through the woods. After her mother remarries, Suzume learns that she is a shadow weaver, "One who can weave illusions from the threads of the world." Her skills are useful when she discovers that her stepfather had a hand ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2012

This Cinderella story is set in a fairy-tale version of ancient Japan. Suzume vows to get revenge for her stepfather’s...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on June 1, 2012

A strikingly unique blend of ancient Japanese culture, Western fairy-tale traditions, and contemporary mores help set this novel apart from the crowd. The pacing is skillful and the intricate plot is full of surprises. Suzume’s journey brings her to a variety of enchanting settings, from a vast, flowering orchard to the decks of a sailing ship to a...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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