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A Musical Tale of Magical Friendships

38 pages
The Little Press

"The book's lyrical text makes great use of devices like onomatopoeia, rendering the story a delight to read out loud." - Kirkus Reviews

Moonsong is a brightly illustrated lyrical tale with an old world feel about friendship, music, and natural harmony.

Fulki's village lost its moon. But Fulki knows a secret. She befriended a tiger who taught her the Moonsong. But the townspeople forbid befriending wild beasts- with teeth and claws and no manners at all. And, the townspeople forbid singing of any kind, for it calls the wild beasts. Will Fulki's friendship with a tiger and their song bring back the long-lost moon?

Follow Fulki and her forbidden friendship with a wild beast, a tiger, as they learn from each other love, acceptance and what it means to bring harmony to our natural world.

Author Bio
Denise Gallagher is an author and illustrator from Lafayette, Louisiana. She is the Illustration Coordinator for the Louisiana/Mississippi Region of SCBWI and is also a part of the Teaching Artist Program in her local community. Denise's other picture books include, "A Tip Tap Tale" published in 2017 by UL University Press, and a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. She is also the author/illustrator of "Peg Bearskin, A Traditional Newfoundland Tale" published by Running the Goat Press which short listed for the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration in the 2020 Atlantic Book Awards and received the Aesop Prize by the Children's Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society. When Denise is not holed up in her art studio creating beautiful characters in her unique style, she is enjoying the glorious culture that Louisiana has to offer.