Basket Moon, a children's picture book by Mary Lyn Ray and Barbara Cooney. Signed 1999 first edition.


Written by Mary Lyn Ray. Illustrated by Barbara Cooney. First edition, 1999. Signed by the author. Little, Brown and Company.

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"A young boy grows up playing among the ash, oak, hickory, and maple trees that surround his home. He admires his father's basket-making skills and anticipates the time when he will be allowed to join him on his monthly selling trip to the big city. But the boy is unprepared for the taunts of "hillbilly" and "bushwhacker" he encounters there.

"This poetic story captures a moment when a child becomes aware that the outside world doesn't view him or his family as he does. Embarrassed and ashamed, the boy questions his future as a basket-maker. He finds the answer in the wind blowing through those same trees around his home."

Mary Lyn Ray (1946 - ) award-winning children's books often explore the relationship between people and nature. Her books include Pumpkins, Stars, Go to Sleep, Little Farm, Goodnight, Good Dog, and many others.

Barbara Cooney (1917 - 2000) was a distinguished American writer and illustrator of over 110 children's books. Cooney's work earned her two prestigious Caldecott Medals for Chanticleer and the Fox and Ox-Cart Man, as well as a National Book Award for Miss Rumphius.
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Condition: Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket: Light shelf wear. Illustrated cover boards. Signed by author on the title page. Pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.

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