Under the Moon

9781770860902

ISBN 9781770860902 | 5.38″ x 8″ | TPB | $14.95 | Age: 13+ | 288 pp
ISBN 9781770861268 | EBOOK | $9.99

Category: Novels
Curriculum: Character EducationFamily, Responsibility, Self-Esteem | Health and SportsGrieving, Illness

 


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Synopsis

Lily MacArthur has never been much of a sleeper, but since the death of her Aunt Su, she’s lost the ability to sleep completely. Night after night she goes to bed and waits for the sun to rise, without catching a wink of sleep. As she pushes people away by day, her closest friend becomes the night-time moon. Looking for a way to spend her sleepless nights, she slips out of the house. She meets Ben, who works the night shift at the local drive-thru. A newcomer to town, Ben has a troubled past — and future — that he keeps from Lily.

As Lily’s sleeplessness begins to destroy her health, she has no idea that Ben holds the key to finding her sleep and saving her life. But first, she has to find a way to save his.
 

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Awards

Finalist for the 2012 Governor General’s Literary Award for Children’s Text
A Resource Links Year’s Best of 2012


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“Deborah Kerbel has given her readers an excellent coming-of-age young adult novel … [the novel] will be nominated for awards. It is certainly deserving! Highly Recommended.”
CM Magazine, 4/4 Stars

“[A] gently touching, often funny story of grief, anxiety and loneliness — and of the surprise and pleasure of those rare points of contact that drive that loneliness away.”
Canadian Children’s Book News

“Kerbel interweaves light humourous moments with serious insights about how to live one’s life to the fullest, making for a wonderful story.”
– Mabel’s Fables Bookstore

“Deborah Kerbel effectively portrays the turmoil of the teen heart and mind: apprehensive of the unknown, like the obscurity of the dark night, while still hopeful for possibilities that glimmer in the moon.”
CanLit for Little Canadians


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26 Sleepless Nights: A To-Do List by Deborah Kerbel - In the 2012 GG-nominated Young Adult novel Under the Moon, 15-year-old Lily stays awake for 26 nights (!!!). What would YOU do if you didn't have to sleep for 26 nights? The book's author, Deborah Kerbel, has some suggestions.

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About the Author

Kerbel, Deborah - has written several teen novels including Mackenzie, Lost and Found; Girl on the Other Side (nominated for the Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award), and Lure (nominated for the Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award). (read more)

Books by the Author

Bye-Bye, Evil Eye - Deborah Kerbel
ISBN 9781770863941 | 5" x 7.625" | TPB | $12.95 | Age: 9-12

Shortlisted for the 2016 Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award

A summer trip to Greece seems like the perfect chance for thirteen-year-old Dani to spend some time on the beach, help her bookish best friend Cathy get her first kiss, and maybe find some summer romance of her own. But when bad luck begins to strike over and over, and continues to strike when she returns to her home in Toronto, Dani starts to wonder if she is cursed. (read more)
Under the Moon - Deborah Kerbel
ISBN 9781770860902 | 5.38" x 8" | TPB | $14.95 | Age: 13+

Finalist for the 2012 Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Text
A Resource Links Year's Best of 2012


Lily MacArthur has never been much of a sleeper, but since the death of her Aunt Su, she’s lost the ability to sleep completely. Looking for a way to spend her sleepless nights, she slips out of the house. She meets Ben, a newcomer to town, who has a troubled past — and future — that he keeps from Lily. (read more)

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