We’re thrilled to announce that A Moon of My Own has been picked up by Dawn Publications and the NEW edition is now available!
Author: Jennifer Rustgi
Illustrator: Ashley White
Retail Price: Paperback • $8.95 | Hardback • $16.95
Web Special: Paperback • $6.71 | Hardback • $12.71
A New Book
Dawn has a history of producing fantastic books that celebrate nature and “help parents and teachers encourage children to bond with the Earth in a relationship of love, respect, and intelligent cooperation“.
The new version of A Moon of My own has the same sweet story that kids will love, but we’ve added elements that make it even stronger as a learning tool. There is a strong educational component to the book, with all phases of the Moon represented, visits to wonderful locations on all 7 continents, and facts and activities in the back of the book. Additionally, we’ve added 4 pages of facts, activities and lesson plan ideas!
“There’s something wonderful and mysterious about how this book uses the moon to connect us to people and places all over the world. Academically, it encourages thinking and learning about both geography and science. A beautiful book for readers young and old.”
— Dr. Mary E. Hobbs, Center for Science and Mathematics Education, University of Texas (Austin, TX) (July 2016)
“Readers are brought along on a young girl’s imaginative nighttime adventure around the world. The moon is both a source of wonder for the girl and a companion that is always there. In the first-person narration, the girl addresses the moon directly: “Hey there, Moon. There you are again. / I wonder, why do you follow me?” Subtly, the author addresses some of the questions and observations kids make about this celestial body. “Each night you seem a little different from the night before. / But I always know it’s you.” These queries are answered in the backmatter, which further explains each topic the girl wonders about, describes and maps the places she visits on her adventure, describes the phases of the moon and gives further facts, and provides activities that can help children understand why the moon appears to change. Gorgeous silhouettes against a deep blue, star-spangled sky follow the girl, clad in boots and a dress and sporting a pageboy cut, as she visits the Eiffel Tower, the Trans-Siberian Railway, the Serengeti, the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal, Sequoia National Park, the Great Barrier Reef, the Amazon, and the Arctic and Antarctic. Appropriately, the moon changes phase as the pages turn (the new moon is not represented), though it always appears as it would from the Northern Hemisphere. This just may encourage young readers to look up to the night sky and gain a new friend of their own. (recommended resources) ”
— Kirkus Reviews (7.2.16), 15TH Edition
“Our moon is so present in our lives—always changing and freely observable. So I’m delighted to see this beautifully illustrated book that encourages children to develop a relationship with Earth’s closest neighbor. The facts and ideas for parents and teachers in the back of the book are right on target.”
— Dr. Walter S. Smith, Helen DeVitt Jones Professor of Education, Texas Tech University, Director of the World Moon Project (July 2016)