Title: Harry Moon: First Light
Author: Mark Andrew Poe
Genre: Middle Grade
Publisher: Rabbit Publishers
Release Date: March 6, 2018
When Declan goes on vacation, Harry Moon takes over Declan’s paper route. For the first time, Harry is on his bicycle in Sleepy Hollow in early morning. Before the sun actually rises, Harry learns of a world he never knew existed. This is the special time known as “first light.” It is the light that peeks out from the sun before the sun truly rises. There, Harry finds the secret land where his magic teacher, Samson, is doing his most important and surprising work against the nefarious We Drive By Night Company.
I’ve read many Harry Moon stories in the past couple of months, but I think this one is my favourite.
This story had a very creepy theme. Strange creatures, who are controlled by the mayor, ran the newspaper office in their town. They looked like something out of Doctor Who! It was creepy, but I liked the mystery of the creatures.
As in the other Harry Moon stories, there are teaching moments throughout the adventure. Harry learned discipline by taking over his friend’s paper route. And he ended up seeing what a beautiful town he lives in when first light happens in the morning.
This was a great middle grade story.