The Moonlight Man

by Paula Fox

Fifteen year old Catherine gets to know her alcoholic father during a summer vacation... read more

Fifteen year old Catherine gets to know her alcoholic father during a summer vacation she spends with him in Nova Scotia. Using moonlight imagery, Fox has created one of the truest portraits ever of an alcoholic. Catherine's growing understanding of the problem is sensitive and realistic. THE MOONLIGHT MAN transcends the problem novel genre: it is a genuine exploration of a life situation. The text is relatively simple but it doesn't lie. (Age 11 and older)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1986

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