A Full Moon is Rising

By Marilyn Singer
Illustrated by Julia Cairns

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In the night sky, nothing is more magical than the full moon that rises every month. When it shines, all kinds of fascinating things occur. Tides rise to enormous heights. Children dare each other to climb a staircase to the moon. Families eat cakes with a moon inside. Campers watch out for werewolves. And sometimes, the whole moon disappears in the earth’s shadow.

Come along on a whirlwind tour of the world to discover an amazing collection of full moon celebrations, beliefs, customs, and facts. We’ll visit India, Israel, Morocco, China, Australia, and many more places to see what can happen . . . when a full moon is rising!

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Poetry Podcasts by the Author:
Broadway Moon, New York City, US (0:46)
Staircase to the Moon, Broome, AUS (0:50)
Moon Festival, Hong Kong, CN (0:53)
Wolf Moon, Algonquin Park, CA (0:54)


About the Creators

Thumb_marilyn_singer Marilyn Singer - Author

recipient of the 2015 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children, is the author of more than one hundred award-winning books for young readers, including Lee & Low’s A Full Moon Is Rising. Her works have won numerous honors, including the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Honor and the Orbis Pictus Honor, and several Notable, Parents’ Choice, and Children’s Choice Awards. She and her husband live in Brooklyn, New York, and Washington, Connecticut. Visit her online at

Photo: Laurie Gaboardi

Thumb_thumb Julia Cairns

is a full-time fine artist and illustrator known for her colorful images and joyous, whimsical style. In addition to creating illustrations for children’s books, Cairns has exhibited her fine art in numerous shows and galleries. “The moon always inspires me,” says Cairns, and it often appears in her paintings. A Full Moon Is Rising gave her many more opportunities to paint her favorite celestial body. Cairns lives in Galisteo, New Mexico, with her husband and their two children. You can find her online at

Photo: Oliver Bulger