Alabama Moon

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Alabama Moon
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AuthorWatt Key
CountryUnited States
GenreChildren's literature, young adult fiction
PublisherSquare Fish & Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date
2006 (1st edition), 2010 (2nd edition paperback)
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)
Pages304 p. (hardback edition)

Alabama Moon is a 2006 novel by Watt Key.[1][2][3][4] The story follows the adventures of Alabama native Moon Blake.

Following the release of the published work, a movie based upon the book titled Alabama Moon was released September 27, 2009.[5]


After the death of his father, ten-year-old Moon leaves their forest shelter home and is sent to an Alabama institution, becoming entangled in the outside world he has never known and making good friends, a relentless enemy, and finally a new life.[6]


  1. ^ "Alabama Moon". Kirkus Reviews. August 15, 2006.
  2. ^ "Alabama Moon". Publishers Weekly.
  3. ^ Stone, Tanya Lee (February 11, 2007). "Review of Alabama Moon". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved October 6, 2020.
  4. ^ Coats, Karen (2006). "Alabama Moon (review)". Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. 60 (4): 175–175. doi:10.1353/bcc.2006.0836. ISSN 1558-6766.
  5. ^ "Alabama Moon". Archived from the original on January 7, 2019. Retrieved January 6, 2019.
  6. ^ "Alabama Moon". ISBNdb.