Eleanor’s Moon

Maggie Knaus

A girl and her grandfather’s shared love for the moon brings them comfort and keeps them close even when they’re apart

Eleanor is born during a brilliant harvest moon. Moments after her birth, while she lies safely in her grandfather’s arms, he tells her, “No matter where we are, we will always share the moon.”

And they do. As Eleanor grows, her grandpa teaches her to love the moon. Together they observe it in all its permutations as it waxes and wanes. Soon, Eleanor sees the moon in everything, and when she and her parents move away, these moon sightings give her comfort and make her feel like her grandfather is close by.

A debut picture book from author/illustrator Maggie Knaus, Eleanor’s Moon is a charming and cozy story that assures children a loved one can always be connected to them, even when they’re apart.

Maggie Knaus
Regular price $21.95 CAD
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SKU: OB400088n0nn1nWWW | ISBN: 9781771475556

"The illustrations, made up of vivid, flat colors (especially lovely during scenes set at night), are appealing; kids will especially enjoy picking out moon shapes on pages where Eleanor is reminded of Grandpa."

- Kirkus Reviews

"This book had a very sweet message. It acknowledges the strong bond between granddaughter and grandfather. This book can help young children face their fears if have have to move away from someone they love." - Kiss the Book

"The gentle tones of the illustrations echo the deep attachment that Eleanor and her grandfather have. They seem chalk-like, elemental and rich, a brilliant conveyance of their mutual affection and connection."

- Canadian Review of Materials

IODE Jean Throop Book Award, 2023

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Publication date

August 15, 2023

Number of pages



Managing Emotions; Forming Positive Relationships; Recognizing One’s Emotions; Belonging

Interest age

From 4 to 7