The Book That Made Me: Philip Reeve 16/10/19
By the Light of the Moon
Ivan has just arrived in his new house but his favourite toys and books are packed away in boxes. Everything feels cold and unfriendly. It doesn't feel like a proper home at all. Poor Ivan can't get to sleep and he gazes up at the moon, just as he used to, from his cosy old home.
Suddenly, a ball of light spills from the sky into his garden. Ivan rushes outside and discovers a friendly, furry creature who paints warm moonlight all over the garden. The magical Moji lights up the night with images of Ivan and his family enjoying life in this different place - and the worried little boy realises that in time, his new house will become a home.
A reassuringly simple yet enchanting story, brought to life with appealing illustrations, to allay children's worries about moving house and creating a home.