May 18, 2012

Collection Name: Drachen Foundation Collection

Collection Number: 2480

Post Type: Book

This item was entered by Matthew Sutton. They assume full responsibility for all content.

Artist or Author: Helen Buckley; illustrated by Elise Primavera

Creation Year: 1997

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ISBN: 0-688-10931-4 Language: English Description: "One spring afternoon, a brother and sister -- Nicholas and Amarilla -- climbed the hill to the monastery. Between them they carried a large orange kite, its long tail trailing in the grass behind them.

'Are you sure no monks live here anymore?' Amarilla asked.

'Yes,' said Nicholas. No one has seen any monks here for a long time.'"

So begins this magical tale of a kite -- flown during the day by children, and mysteriously flown again by moonlight. Illustrated in glowing paintings that seem lit by the moon themselves, this magical story will speak to the child's spirit in everyone.

Geographic: United States

Materials: Paper

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