A Moon for Seasons, by Ann Turner (1994)

A Moon for Seasons, by Ann Turner, shares the story of a porcupine caught in a winter night’s gale … the first green of spring at a pond’s edge … a summer pond speckled with frogs … a pine surprised by an owl in the darkness of fall: these are only some of the images Ann Turner illuminates with words as vivid as the changing seasons they describe. Winter, spring, summer, and fall are each vibrantly depicted in short poems, including an opening ode to the moon in each section. (Dustjacket flap)

Ann Turner has written a number of books for young readers, including Dakota Dugout (An ALA Notable Book), Nettie’s Trip South, Katie’s Trunk, and Apple Valley Year, as well as a young adult novel Third Girl from the Left, and the middle grade novel Grasshopper Summer. She has also written Elfsong, Heron Street and Red Flower Goes West.  Ms. Turner lives in Williamsburg, Massachusetts, with her husband and two children. She enjoys gardening, sailing and cooking.

Robert Noreika’s special interest is painting nature. This is his first book. He also illustrated Marsh Music by Marianne Berkes. He lives in Avon, Connecticut with his family.

Published in 1994 by Macmillian Publishing Company.