Denise Gallagher 



Louisiana native Denise Gallagher is an author and illustrator for children. Her picture books include A Tip Tap Tale and her newest release, Moonsong. Gallagher has also illustrated folktales from both Louisiana and Canada. She is the Illustrator Coordinator for the Louisiana/Mississippi Region of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and is also a part of the Teaching Artist Program in Lafayette, Louisiana. Gallagher loves folklore, music, and nature and draws inspiration from the magic of her lush green Louisiana home.

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(Ages 4 to 8)



Fulki's village lost its moon. But Fulki has a secret. She befriended a tiger who taught her the Moonsong. But the townspeople forbid befriending wild beasts- with teeth and claws and no manners at all. And, the townspeople forbid singing of any kind, for it calls the wild beasts. Will Fulki's friendship with a tiger and their song bring back their long-lost moon?

Follow Fulki and her forbidden friendship with a wild beast, a tiger, as they learn from each other love, acceptance, and what it means to bring harmony to our natural world.

Moonsong is a brightly illustrated lyrical tale with an old world feel.


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