A Big Mooncake for Little Star
Written by Grace Lin
Age Level: 4 - 7
Grade Level: P – 3
This is a cute story for young readers, but it offers the phases of the moon for older ones. It’s also a pourquoi story that explains why the moon waxes and wanes. Each month Little Star and her mom bake a mooncake. Each month Little Star promises faithfully not to eat it, but every night hunger changes her mind. What will happen when Mom discovers what Little Star has been up to? You’ll have to read to find out.
What inspired Grace Lin to write this story? The mid-autumn moon festival! It includes eating mooncakes, telling stories, and passing these customs down to the next daughter.