These "fireballs" are actually the light from the lanterns carried by mysterious creatures called The Rabbits. Under the cover of night, they leap across rooftops with Jaden, a peculiar street kid who, when asked about his home, simply points to the moon. Soon The Monkeys arrive in town to demolish the forest, and it falls on Jaden to protect Calico and The Rabbits. When eleven year-old Fi meets Jaden, she becomes entangled in Jaden's battle against The Monkeys. She is also introduced to a world of secrets and things that seems impossible.
"A dream of a book. August Moon hums with menace and wonder, like the coolest childhood you never had. Diana Thung's work is beautiful in all the right ways, for all the right reasons." -- Junot Díaz
"August Moon did the thing I always hope a book will do: It took me someplace I hadn't been before." -- Hope Larson