A Tale of Coney Island
Inspired by the True Story of Martin Couney's Incubator Baby Pavilion, Ring Around the Luna is a magical tale of holding fast in times of change.
It's the summer of 1939, and something is terribly wrong on Coney Island. At a time when America needs its favorite playground more than ever, a heavy cloud hangs over the boardwalk, hurting business and more alarmingly, swallowing children without a trace. It is enough to summon the Mermother from her depths to select twelve-year-old Buff as Coney Island's champion.
Color illustrations by Millicent Hodson
The most original novel I have read in a decade. Paula Fox, Newbery medalist