Anderson, June. Rafferty Rescues the Moon. Dramatic Publishing, 1999. ISBN 0-871-29936-4. 56 pp. A K-3 Reviewed by Angela Ottosen Based on Irish folklore, this play tells the story of Rafferty, a small boy with a magic finger and two different-colored eyes. Fearless and courageous, Rafferty is up for the challenge when he is told to rescue the Moon from the jaws of the Great Fish who swallowed it. Joined by his friends Spider Murphy and Finbar Bat, Rafferty uses his magical powers to return the Moon back to its proper owner the sky above. Full of quips and streams of wonderfully concocted phrases, this play is cleverly written. The characters are wild and humorous, yet somehow believable at the same time. There are great possibilities for creativity in the use of set, costumes, and props. The play is for five actors with doubling.
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