Sofia's Dream

Sofia's Dream

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by Land Wilson, Sue Cornelison
     
 

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In this magically illustrated and delightfully rhyming bedtime story, little Sofia befriends the Moon and sets off on a dreamy adventure to visit her friend. She sees our planet from the Moon’s point of view and is inspired to do whatever she can to protect our Earth. When she wakes, Sofia encourages others to do the same.

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Overview

In this magically illustrated and delightfully rhyming bedtime story, little Sofia befriends the Moon and sets off on a dreamy adventure to visit her friend. She sees our planet from the Moon’s point of view and is inspired to do whatever she can to protect our Earth. When she wakes, Sofia encourages others to do the same.

“Once you see from this distant view,
Awareness may come over you.
By far your gift of greatest worth
Is our dear home, this planet Earth.”

Sofia’s Dream was inspired by the author’s interviews with three Apollo astronauts, about how viewing Earth from space affected their sense of responsibility for the health of our planet.

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From the Publisher
"The moon, from his very special view of Earth from space, is able to inspire young Sofia to protect her planet. And I, reading Sofia's Dream to my granddaughter, hope to similarly inspire her."
— Denis Hayes, President & CEO, Bullitt Foundation, coordinator of the first Earth Day, founder of Earth Day Network.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781939775115
Publisher:
Little Pickle Press, Inc.
Publication date:
08/11/2015
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
290,923
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Read an Excerpt

"In her mind,
Sofia left the world behind.
When she reached the moon in space,
She asked about his gloomy face.
'Now, my friend, that you are here,
I'll show you what it is I fear.
Take a close look at Earth with me,
Then tell me what it is you see.'"

Meet the Author

Land Wilson developed an appreciation for nature as a boy thanks to his parents and naturalist Elizabeth Terwilliger. Having read that viewing Earth from space had a profound effect on a person's sense of responsibility to the health of our planet, Land wanted to share what he learned about the importance of protecting nature. After interviewing three Apollo astronauts, Colonel Frank Borman, Captain Eugene Cernan, and Captain Wally Schirra, Jr., he resolved to share this experience with children. It was then that Sofia's Dream was born.

Sue Cornelison grew up in Libertyville, Illinois. After earning her BFA in Art Studio and Art Education from Drake University, she traveled to Florence, Italy, to further her art studies at The International School of Studio Arts. While raising a family of six children with her husband, Ross, a jazz musician, she taught high school art and pursued her love of art, design, and illustration. She has illustrated many book covers and enjoys writing and illustrating books for children.

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