Art and Cult-yurt Friday: Joone

Yurts in children’s books? In Joone by Emily Kate Moon, the title character lives in a yurt:

” Joone is a spirited little girl who lives in a yurt with her grandfather and pet tortoise, Dr. Chin.  The story follows her adventures in a typical day, which in Joone’s case, is not so typical.

Joone is somewhat autobiographical — or at least her activities are.  I do love eating ice-cream sandwiches and I make a ritual of saving worms from rain puddles, but Joone is still very much her own character. She wandered into my head one day, fully formed, and bugged me until I realized I had to write about her. What I love most about Joone is her ability to enjoy every moment and her sincere love for the world around her.”

Visit Moon’s website to see illustrations from the book!

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One response to “Art and Cult-yurt Friday: Joone

  1. I looove Jooone!

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