A Full Moon is Rising

By NY Journal of Books

Marilyn Singer’s polished little poems shine in this mesmerizing lunar journey that puts science and myths, customs and geography into context.

Framing her accessible poetry set in various locales is an array of fascinating facts about the moon and our world. . . .

The settings for the poems illustrate the vast influence the full moon has exerted over people down through time and across the globe. . . . Educators will reap abundant curricular tie-ins—in science, social studies, geography, and religion—from this collection.

Young and old will likely gain insights as they pore over this pleasing, well-conceived book. Whether that new understanding comes from the poem, the explanations, or the illustrations—or all three—is impossible to predict. . . .

A Full Moon Is Rising gives readers ample cause for celebration, regardless of the night sky’s performance.