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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

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The most original novel I have read in a decade. Paula Fox, Newbery medalist

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