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National Adoption Month/Giveaway: Sweet Moon Baby: An Adoption Tale. Ends Nov 30th

Sweet Moon Baby

Sweet Moon Baby: An Adoption Tale written by Karen Henry Clark and Illustrated by Patrice Barton

The author wrote a story about the beautiful baby girl she adopted years called SWEET MOON BABY: AN ADOPTION TALE, which turned out to be a modern fairy tale about her start in life. To read more click on the link

My Review: I don’t know if you can fall in love with a book but I did when I first read Sweet Moon Baby. Sweet Moon Baby: An Adoption Tale written by Karen Henry Clark is a story of love, hope and faith. This story is about two couples, one who could barely afford to feed themselves and their new born child and the other who wants a baby. As they await the arrival of their baby girl from China, they set about preparing for her by planting a fruit tree to building a house with a room just for her.  Back in China, the child is placed in a basket by her parents as they trusted the moon to guide their baby down the river. As the baby floated away she slept peacefully throughout her journey while her adoptive parents waited.

Anyone would love this book and you don’t have to be adopting a child or have an adopted child to love this book. The watercolor illustration by Patrice Barton captures every scene in the book.  A must have for all parents who are adopting and a perfect bedtime story.

To read about the author’s interview click on the link below

Age Range: 3 – 7 years

Grade Level: Preschool – 2

Hardcover: 32 pages

Giveaway (US ONLY)

Mandatory: Please leave your comments below for a chance to win a free copy of the book.

Winner will be selected by

Giveaway Ends Nov 30, 2013.


National Adoption Month 2013

National Adoption Month is a time to celebrate family and to bring about awareness that there are hundreds of thousands of children in foster homes awaiting adoption. States, communities, and agencies hold events during the month to bring the need for families into public view.

For information on what you can do to help the children who are waiting for a family contact your local state agency.


This Giveaway Has Ended

Winner is #7 – Abbie



November 1, 2013 - Posted by | Free Giveaways | , , , , , , ,


  1. This sounds like a fabulous book! I have a personal experience with adoption so this would be terrific!

    Comment by Heidi Bee | November 1, 2013 | Reply

  2. Sounds like a very good story!

    Comment by Jackie | November 1, 2013 | Reply

  3. Would love to win.

    Comment by jeremy mclaughlin | November 1, 2013 | Reply

  4. I just had a baby and this books sounds and looks so cute! I am looking for perfect bedtime stories to read to her when she gets a little older. Would love to add this to our collection.

    Comment by cstone412cs | November 2, 2013 | Reply

  5. This sounds like a very touching story. What a great way to explain adoption to a child.

    Comment by Kristy | November 2, 2013 | Reply

    • Thanks so much. It really has helped many parents start a conversation with their children. By asking questions about the baby, children are able to begin understanding their own story.

      Comment by Karen Henry Clark | November 14, 2013 | Reply

  6. This looks like a cute book

    Comment by Allie | November 3, 2013 | Reply

  7. Would be a great addition to a classroom library.

    Comment by Abbie | November 3, 2013 | Reply

    • I was at a teachers’ conference with the Children’s Literature Network, and met many teachers who were glad to find a way to talk about adoption in their classes because they have more and more adopted students each year. My website offers activities to extend the discussion. (Honestly, the drawings posted there still make me smile.)

      Comment by Karen Henry Clark | November 14, 2013 | Reply

  8. Always great to have a relevant story for an adopted child 🙂

    Comment by Lauren | November 4, 2013 | Reply

  9. Would love to read this to my daughter!

    Comment by lora | November 4, 2013 | Reply

  10. What a beautiful plot for a story. I have two cousins who are adopted and I can imagine that at a younger age this story would have truly spoken to them. awww

    Comment by nostalgique | November 5, 2013 | Reply

  11. What an emotion filled story. I love that the Author wrote this to honor her daughters entry into life. Just so beautiful and I love the illustrations. Thanks so much for the opportunity.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by Carol L | November 5, 2013 | Reply

    • When I stood outside one evening with her, she pointed up to the sky and said her first English word: moon. I had the key I needed to start her story.

      Comment by Karen Henry Clark | November 14, 2013 | Reply

  12. We are adopting a newborn baby in January. Would LOVE to have this book to read to him!!

    Comment by Miranda Fuchs | November 5, 2013 | Reply

  13. My daughter, Lilian, is adopted from foster care. I am so incredibly blessed. I have met so many wonderful people because of this little girl. She has a birth family that loves her and an adoptive family that loves her.

    Comment by jill franklin | November 5, 2013 | Reply

    • What a lovely extended family she has. A true blessing.

      Comment by Karen Henry Clark | November 14, 2013 | Reply

  14. Sounds like a sweet and comforting read. What a wonderful way to put all the emotions of an adoption.

    Comment by Diane S | November 6, 2013 | Reply

  15. This looks like such a sweet book. Looking at the cover I bet it has wonderful illustrations too.

    Comment by michelle koerner | November 6, 2013 | Reply

    • The illustrator, Patrice Barton, is brilliant. When the editors sent her my manuscript for consideration, Patrice said her eyes teared up as she read it. She knew she had to draw these pictures. When my daughter saw the sample art for the last page, she asked if I’d told Patrice what to draw because the room is almost identical to hers. I explained that I hadn’t. Some things just happen perfectly in life.

      Comment by Karen Henry Clark | November 14, 2013 | Reply

  16. I hope one day this can be my story!!

    Comment by Stephanie | November 27, 2013 | Reply

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