Date & Time
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Christina Matula discusses "The Shadow in the Moon: A Tale of the Mid-Autumn Festival." A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.
At 57th Street Books
About the book: A unique blend of traditional folklore and contemporary customs brings the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival to life.
Two sisters and their grandmother celebrate a popular Chinese holiday with family. Their favorite part? Mooncakes, of course--along with Ah-ma's story of the ancient Chinese tale of Hou Yi, a brave young archer, and his wife, Chang'E. A long, long time ago, Hou Yi rescued the earth from the heat of ten suns. The Immortals rewarded him with a magic potion that could let him live in the sky with them forever. But when a thief tries to steal the potion, what will Chang'E do to keep it out of dangerous hands? The sisters are mesmerized by Ah-ma's retelling and the fact that the very mooncakes they enjoy each holiday are a symbol of this legend's bravest soul.
About the author: Christina is originally from Canada and currently lives in Hong Kong with her family. She’s half Taiwanese and loves writing stories that will spark an interest in Chinese culture in children. She hopes that young readers will be able to see themselves and their families in the book, regardless of their cultural background.The Shadow in the Moon is her first book. She loves red bean mooncakes.