Magnolia Moon is a character whose irrepressible joy and vivid imagination will remind readers just how much can happen in a year of being nine.
Magnolia Moon is nine years old, likes Greek mythology, her best friend Imogen May, wishing trees and talking crows. She knows instinctively that buffadillos are armadillos crossed with buffalos and believes there are walramingos living in her garden.
She's also the kind of person who can be entrusted with a great many secrets. In her year of being nine, Magnolia must keep a great secret, cope with her best friend moving and the birth of her little brother Finnegan. She navigates every challenge and secret that comes her way with the kind of authenticity and innocence that comes from being nine years wise.
- A debut novel from an award-winning picture book author whose lyrical writing, sense of whimsy and warmth will delight fans of Karen Foxlee, Katherine Applegate, and Kate DiCamillo.
- Beautiful package: This hardcover book features cover and interior artwork – multiple black-and-white illustrations per chapter – by talented illustrator and textile designer Katherine Quinn.
- Everyone loves a secret, and each chapter in this book is structured around a different secret Magnolia is keeping. These aren't salacious secrets, they're the kind of secrets that help people feel braver, less alone, and more loved.