Aidan and his parents have been solitary witches for as long as he can remember. At the rising of the Harvest Moon, his family is invited to a local coven's Full Moon Esbat celebration. Aidan is jittery about joining a Circle full of strangers. While he is enjoying himself around the bonfire, the High Priestess and his mother cook up a plan to get him involved in the HarveAidan and his parents have been solitary witches for as long as he can remember. At the rising of the Harvest Moon, his family is invited to a local coven's Full Moon Esbat celebration. Aidan is jittery about joining a Circle full of strangers. While he is enjoying himself around the bonfire, the High Priestess and his mother cook up a plan to get him involved in the Harvest Moon ritual. Aidan learns he is an important member of the Pagan community. While reading the story, children can help Seamus the squirrel gather enough acorns for the coming winter by finding where they are hidden within the captivating illustrations. An enchanting, fictional tale of a Wiccan nighttime gathering, Aidan's First Full Moon Circle will engage young readers with magical images while introducing some coven ritual basics....
|Title||:||Aidan's First Full Moon: A Magical Child Story|
|Number of Pages||:||32 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Aidan's First Full Moon: A Magical Child Story Reviews
This is the story of a child who is attending an open Full Moon circle for the first time. Books written specifically for Pagan families and Pagan children are few and far between, and this one definitely fills a niche. The illustrations are colorful and pleasant, and there is a glossary in the back for those who are unfamiliar with certain terms.Unfortunately, it is not terribly well-written. Books for children do not have to be written in short, choppy sentences, and no matter what age group is targeted, the author should show, not tell.
Here's another memorable story written and illustrated by W. Lyon Martin. We join Aidan as he and his family share the Harvest Moon celebrations with their local coven. Experience the magic of the event and Aidan's special visitor by the stream. Children will feel tingly after reading this story, plus they'll enjoy searching for Seamus the squirrel's acorns throughout the colorful pages--double the story fun!
I think the thing I liked the most about this delightful book, is how interactive and engaging it is. Not only are you telling an excellent story to your child [or a child:], they are learning some basics of Wiccan ritual and getting to play a fun and enjoyable "Where's Waldo" with Seamus the Squirrel game throughout the entire book. Which my niece and nephew more than thoroughly enjoyed.
A great book for a Pagan child or for a child who is curious about Paganism. Expresses the anticipation, both bad and good, that anyone might feel in the face of something new and important.
I read this with my girls before it was time to take them to their first public rite. It helped them understand what to expect opposed to what we did at home.Their favorite part is still finding and discussing the squirrels on each page. I think sometimes that's why they still pull the book to read.