Alternating between Moonbeam
's life before the fire and her stay in a government-sanctioned facility afterward, the novel is a well-developed and fascinating look at life inside a cult, the allure of power, and the bravery of one person willing to risk everything in order to protect others.
'Sillag' is derived from the Ilocano word 'sellag,' which means moonbeam
, or a ray of light from the moon.
The annual Moonbeam
Children's Book Awards contest promotes this philosophy of "book love" and recently announced this year's medal-winning books, including Wide as the Wind (2015, Open Books Press) by author Edward Stanton.
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Inspired by the Waco siege in 1993 and the activities of David Koresh's Branch Davidian cult, After the Fire is a beautifully-written, insightful novel which follows the recovery of 17-year-old Moonbeam
and her fellow cult survivors from The Holy Church of The Lord's Legion.
Pierrot Lunaire, the lunatic in the black coat, locked in a libretto, carries moonlight like a lamb on his back, spins all he wants against the cello, against madness, whistling as he stops a moonbeam
with a chair, adds tea to the Turkish tobacco scene, adds milk, throws a tantrum onstage against white gloves and lipstick, stirs in wild honey, flips the moon to its mystic side.
He was nicknamed "(http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1991-09-04/news/9103060511_1_governor-moonbeam-moonbeam-factor-sound-bites) Governor Moonbeam
" by Chicago newspaper columnist Mike Royko in 1976 for promoting a state-sponsored satellite.
As he investigates the mysteries of light, one of the stand-out moments is when he visits a waterfall in Iceland, where rays from the moon catch the spray of water across a waterfall, creating a rare and dazzling moonbeam
. And watch out for Brian's close-up with erupting volcanic lava, as he explains why hot things glow red.
Next week she'll make her panto debut in Jack and the Beanstalk at the Epstein Theatre as Fairy Moonbeam
Her book, From Where We Sit: Black Writers Write Black Youth won the 2012 Moonbeam
Award for cultural and historical fiction.
A real estate investment division of Las Vegas-based firm Moonbeam
Capital Investments, LLC, Burlington NJ, LLC, purchased the property.