Moony Luna / Luna, Lunita Lunera
By Jorge Argueta
Illustrated by Elizabeth Gómez
No, no, I don't want to go to school!
Five-year-old Luna isn't sure she wants to go school. For all she knows, there might be monsters there. But when her loving parents assure her that she'll have a wonderful time playing and learning, she agrees to give school a try. An understanding teacher and a group of friendly kids make Luna very, very glad she made the right decision. But what about the monsters?
Américas Award winner Jorge Argueta has crafted a loving bilingual tale which all young school-goers will recognize as their own. Artist Elizabeth Gómez‘s luminous, humorous illustrations of Luna and her friends will keep little ones fascinated for a long time to come.
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About the Creators
is a prize-winning poet and teacher. Born in El Salvador, he came to San Francisco in 1980. The prolific author of several award-winning books, he is active in the cultural life of the city, teaches poetry in the public schools, and also works with humanitarian organizations to assist families and children in El Salvador.
is an internationally exhibited painter, widely acclaimed for her brilliant use of color and fantastical imagery. Her artwork for The Upside Down Boy by Juan Felipe Herrera was praised for its "delightful humor" and "colorful metaphor." A native of Mexico City, she now lives in Redwood City, California, with her husband and children.