Man on the blue moon

If you were Kitten and saw Friday’s full moon, you would have thought it was the biggest bowl of milk you’d ever seen. If you missed it, we have lots of books about the moon. There is also a blue moon slideshow at We also have books about the first man on the moon, who died on August 25, 2012. It’s fitting that Neil Armstrong had a memorial on Friday; his family had asked that “the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink.” The moon is a wonderful way to remember a loved one, wherever he or she may be, as in Your Moon, My Moon.

See also: the moon in folklore.

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Children's librarian, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
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One Response to Man on the blue moon

  1. Julie says:

    Thanks, Amy, for pointing out the lovely coincidence of last night’s blue moon and Neil Armstrong’s memorial service. I will alway remember the year of the lunar landing since the parade for home town hero Buzz Aldrin (one of the trio who made the flight), made all sorts of folks late for my wedding reception!

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