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The Next Full Moon

Published by Downtown Bookworks
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Ava is about to turn 12. She is also about to discover an extraordinary secret about her long-lost mother—and herself.

This thoroughly compelling, gorgeously told tale begins as the weather turns warm enough to swim in the local lake, Ava is looking forward to a lazy summer, and her crush, Jeff, is most definitely taking notice of her. Everything is going beautifully for Ava. . . until she starts to grow feathers. Is she some kind of freak? Or something truly special?

About The Author

Photograph by Joi Brozek

Carolyn Turgeon is the author of Rain Village, Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story, Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale, The Fairest of Them All, and the young adult novel The Next Full Moon. She is the editor Mermaids, a special-edition annual magazine and teaches writing in the low-residency MFA program at the University of Alaska at Anchorage. Find out more at and

Product Details

  • Publisher: Downtown Bookworks (May 15, 2012)
  • Length: 192 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781935703723
  • Grades: 4 and up
  • Ages: 9 - 99

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"The Next Full Moon" is as magical as a moonbeam on a mid-summer's eve. When you've finished this enchanting story, you'll close your eyes and fly.

--Kathi Appelt, author of THE UNDERNEATH and KEEPER

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