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Tales by Moons-Light: Stories from Before the Great Melt

Coming in 2018!

In the best tradition of William Steig, Aesop’s Fables and Tales of Beedle the Bard, this companion volume to Ruthy’s Ballard’s Tales by Moons-Light series™ spins simply and beautifully written tales from a distant, two-mooned planet called Urth.

Margie and her younger brother Hal are snatched from their beds by an evil sorceress who whisks them off to her castle far, far away. Where are they and how will they get home? Can Margie, with her clever, logical mind figure it out?

A boy named Nim tries to save the village of Curimicu from certain disaster. It’s a race against the clock. He must speak up before it’s too late. But if he finds the courage, will anyone listen?

A wicked fortune-teller is terrorizing a town. Can the king’s son expose him for the evil trickster he is? Or will the so-called “astrovisionary” cast a spell on his father as well, and find his way into the palace?

Rich in science, yet wildly creative, each story carries a timeless lesson. Whether a child lives on Urth or Earth, this is the kind of book best read before bed, under the covers, with a flashlight on…

Author: Ruthy Ballard
Publisher: Spinning Wheel Press
Language: English
Genre: Middle Grade (9-12)

Latest Blog Posts About Our Books:

The Poison Well: A Fairy Tale from Urth

Before joining me in this blog post, please click on the link below to read Chapter 3 of Tales by Moons-Light: Stories from Before the Great Melt. It’s a fairy tale from Urth, presented in a “flip book” format, about a boy named Nim who lived on Urth a long time ago....

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Two Moons-fun!

If you haven’t already done so, read The Moons-lings fairy tale and How long is a day on the moon? You might be surprised! It won’t take long. Then come back and let’s have some two moons-fun! In The Moonslings, Margie and Hal are snatched from their beds by an evil...

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Mateo has renamed himself. Have you?

In the Tales by Moons-Light™ book series, the main characters visit a distant planet called Urth. If you’ve read Mateo and the Gift of Presence, you know that Urth is inhabited by human-like creatures who look a bit different from us and have unique traditions. For...

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