Alabama Moon book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. I could trap my own food and make my own clothes. I could find my way. Alabama Moon [Watt Key] on terney.info *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. For as long as ten-year-old Moon can remember, he has lived out in the forest. Alabama Moon is a novel by Watt Key. The story follows the adventures of Alabama native Moon Blake. The novel was originally published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in Following the release of the published work, a movie based upon the book titled Alabama Moon was released September.

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Ten-year-old Moon Blake knows a lot. Book reviews Squatting in a one-room cabin in the middle of the Alabama forests, Moon and Pap have almost no. When Moon's father dies, Moon follows his father's last instructions: to Alabama Moon is a Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. In this compelling, action-packed book, Watt Key gives us the thrilling Alabama Moon is a Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

First-time author Key's absorbing survival tale features a year-old hermit, who feels more at home among forest creatures than people. Raised in a primitive shelter deep in the Alabama woods, Moon Blake knows only two people: Pap, a Vietnam veteran holding a grudge against the government, and Mr. Abroscotto, the storekeeper in Gainsville who downloads their vegetables and sells them provisions. After Pap dies, Moon fully intends to carry out his father's wishes by finding his way to Alaska, a place where "no one would find him" and "people could still make a living off trapping. During a harrowing cat-and-mouse game against mean-spirited Constable Sanders, Moon gets a taste of society, and he even makes friends during his brief stint at a boys' home, where he carries out an escape plan and brings two boys back to the forest with him. Over time, however, Moon begins to question his father's lifestyle and beliefs, especially when his friend Kit takes ill and is in need of medical attention. Besides offering adventure, the book provides a detailed account of lessons Moon's father has taught him on being self-sufficient. If Moon emerges as too sociable and articulate a character for someone who has grown up in an isolated environment, he remains likable; readers will admire his ability to outwit authority figures. Ages up. View Full Version of PW. Alabama Moon Watt Key, Author. More By and About This Author.

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Children's Announcements. They keep to themselves, their only contact with other human beings an occasional trip to the nearest general store.

When Moon's father dies, Moon follows his father's last instructions: But Moon is soon caught and entangled in a world he doesn't know or understand, apparent property of the government he has been avoiding all his life.

As the spirited and resourceful Moon encounters constables, jails, institutions, lawyers, true friends, and true enemies, he adapts his wilderness survival skills and learns to survive in the outside world, and even, perhaps, make his home there.

In this compelling, action-packed book, Watt Key gives us the thrilling coming-of-age story of the unique and extremely appealing Moon. I normally do not seek the adventure survival-in-the-wild story, but I really liked this one.

Lots of well-developed characters, humor, bullying, accurate portrayal of the area and times. While there were various storylines interwoven, the story did not get lost and I found it enjoyable from Albert Watkins Key, Jr. He grew up and currently lives in southern Alabama with his wife and family.