Monday, December 21, 2015

#MMBBR Showcase THE LITTLE TREE by Muon Van @muon_van


When the Little Tree sees the world around her narrowing, she worries about what life will be like for her Little Seed. She decides to take the biggest risk of all, and let Little Seed find a richer life on her own.

A NEW FAVORITE!!!! I adored Muon Van's other book The Village by the Sea and when the chance arose to read The Little Tree I was so excited!! I was not disappointed by the new book by the brilliant story teller Muon Van. The Little Tree is so brilliant because the story has so many interpretations. I feel that every readers will take something different away from the story, but all readers will be moved by this heart warming story. To me, this was a story about a mother letting her children go so that the child has a better life than she did. That the mother knew that the deed was destined to greater things. That as a mother we want our children to succeed and grow to their full potential. To others, this story may be so very different. All I am certain of is that I LOVED it. Not only was the story brilliant , but the illustrations were also amazing. So much vibrant colors and creatures within the pages. It is one of those books that I want to hop into and sit beneath the tress. I want to listen to the animals moving about the forest. I want to smell the smells of nature surrounding me! This book is a must have for your child's home library! 5 stars!!! 

Muon Van

Muon Van is a critically-acclaimed picture book author, soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie baker and cordless vacuum operator. She lives in Northern California with a family that makes her earn her keep by telling two original stories every other night. The storytelling is sometimes followed by sensational singing.

Q.  What inspires your writing?
A. Currently, my four-year-old daughter and two-year-old son inspire my writing the most, although life, conversations and other books also provide quite a bit of inspiration.

Q.  What is your favorite thing about being a writer?
A. Having someone enjoy--and remember--my stories! I love reading and speaking with young readers especially!

Q.  What is the toughest part of being a writer?
A. To continue persevering when the output is not as great as you'd hoped, or the feedback not as positive or immediate.

Q. If you could not be writer, what would you do/be?
A. A squirrel, a tech entrepreneur, or an illustrator. Or a ninja, if my daughter will allow me into her clan, since she's an expert on ninjas once she dressed in black and tied a purple headband on her forehead this morning (who knew that's all it took?!)

Q.  What would the story of your life be entitled?
A. When Joy and Happiness Collide

Q.  What is your favorite book of all time?
A. One that I discovered really late but absolutely love is Winnie-the-Pooh.

Q.  Which character from ANY book are you most like?
A. Hm, I definitely empathize with a lot of characters but I don't know if I can pinpoint one exactly.

Q.  What character from all of your book are you most like?
A. I'd like to think there's a bit of me in all of them.

Q.  Which book would you love to take a weekend vacation inside of?
A. Great question! Definitely expands my notion of vacations. At first, I thought maybe something like Invisible Cities but I think I may prefer a big bedtime vacation like Goodnight Moon even more.

Q.  What is your favorite season?
A. In Chicago, it's winter, in New York, it's spring, in California, it's summer. So summer.

Q.  What inspired your book cover(s)?  Or what is your favorite book cover and why?
A. Never had a favorite book cover...

Q.  Tell me something funny that happened while on a book tour or while promoting your book.
A. During one book reading, my daughter raised her hand to ask a question, but it turned out to be an announcement to everyone that she was going to get a lollipop after the book reading.

Q.  Are you working on something new?
A. Yes, I have a couple of stories in progress and another book coming out in the not-too-distant future, about a disgruntled, clever witch!

Q.  Anything you want to say to followers of this blog or those that are just stopping by?
Thank you for your time--it's been a pleasure!

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