Charlesbridge #9: Christina Matula

Today debut author Christina Matula joins us on the podcast to talk about her book 

Charlesbridge Unplugged – Charlesbridge Unplugged #9: Christina Matula

About the Book:

Two sisters and their grandmother celebrate a popular Chinese holiday with family. Their favorite part? Mooncakes, of course–along with Ah-ma’s story of the ancient Chinese tale of Hou Yi, a brave young archer, and his wife, Chang’E. A long, long time ago, Hou Yi rescued the earth from the heat of ten suns. The Immortals rewarded him with a magic potion that could let him live in the sky with them forever. But when a thief tries to steal the potion, what will Chang’E do to keep it out of dangerous hands? The sisters are mesmerized by Ah-ma’s retelling and the fact that the very mooncakes they enjoy each holiday are a symbol of this legend’s bravest soul.

About the Author:
Christina Matula is half Taiwanese, but raised in Canada and loves learning about her heritage through legends and festivals. She hopes her stories will spark in an interest in Chinese culture for readers of all backgrounds. The Shadow in the Moon is her first picture book. Christina now lives in Hong Kong.

Purchase this book for you and your readers here.

Show Notes:

  • Visit author Christina Matula online here
  • And here is a short pronunciation guide of the names of the characters:
    • Hou Yi: Ho EE
    • Chang’e: Chong UH

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