Moonstruck edited by Roger Stevens (Otter-Barry)

There are some very beautiful poems in this book, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Some of the verses are inspired by the romance and mystery of our moon. Others consider how it must have felt to travel into space and be the first humans to walk on its surface. In one poem the Moon speaks. We learn about the phases of the moon and how moonlight doesn’t exist (although we’ve bathed in it, played in it… drifted to sleep in it, knelt down to weep in it). Well-written and inspired poems old and new, traditional and modern, make this a lovely memorial to one of humankind’s greatest 20th Century achievements. Dynamic illustrations by Ed Boxall complete the package.

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