Sofia's Dream [NOOK Book]

Overview

In this magically illustrated bedtime story, little Sofia befriends the Moon and sets off on 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 the Earth and to encourage others to do the same.
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Overview

In this magically illustrated bedtime story, little Sofia befriends the Moon and sets off on 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 the Earth and to encourage others to do the same.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Sofa's Dream should be everyone's reality-understanding the beauty and fragility of our home planet is a key part of getting to work protecting it!"
— Bill McKibben, bestselling author, educator, & activist, co-founder of 350.org.

"Sofia's Dream is a wonderful "must read" for all children. Our hope is that they carry into adulthood the message so artfully presented in its pages and take seriously the challenge we have of sustaining our Earth for future generations."
— Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, ScD, PhD, Apollo 14, Founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and 6th person to walk on the moon.

"This beautifully illustrated story...simply tells everyone, young and old, how to become a responsible environmentalist."
— Lyn Riccabona, librarian, John Muir Elementary, Antioch, CA

“Whether you are looking for a well-illustrated and charming bedtime book or a gentle lesson (but strong mes- sage) in caring for our environment, Sofia’s Dream is an absolute delight for children and parents alike.”
—The Children's Book Review The Children’s Book Review:

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781619890022
  • Publisher: Little Pickle Press LLC
  • Publication date: 11/14/2011
  • Sold by: Sachmanya
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Sales rank: 936,108
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • File size: 16 MB
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Meet the Author

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.

ILLUSTRATOR: 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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"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.'"

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  • Posted September 4, 2012

    Shoot for the stars!

    Perspective is everything in this ambitious and heartfelt book. The reader journeys to the moon and brings back a big-picture plan to do a little good each day for planet Earth! The illustrations are delicate and thoughtfully crafted. What a lovely book with a terrific message.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    Great book

    Fun imaginative and thought provoking. Was a good way to teach them lessons while enjoying th book.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 4, 2012

    This is truly a lovely book, both the story and the illustration

    This is truly a lovely book, both the story and the illustrations. My children love it, especially at bedtime, and I like the positive message it gives to them, encouraging and empowering them to do all they can to make the world a better place. This gentle, sweet book is a classic, like Goodnight Moon or Guess How Much I Love You.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2013

    Brainwashing 001

    Start them young about the horrible human who "plunders" the earth. I was stupid enough to buy the book because of the artwork on the cover and the potential for a sweet story about a little girl and the moon. Thank heaven I read the book on my own before reading it to my four year old niece. Can you say "delete"?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2013

    Disappointing

    The story started out really great but then it just got boring and overly preachy. I'm all for teaching kids to respect and care for our planet but this book sucked. If you want a good book about helping the environment read "The Lorax"! Or the beginner I Can Read book starring The Lorax. So disappointing.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    Not impressed

    Not entertaininv for a 3 year old. Nice illustrations

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2012

    I enjoyed reading this with my grand daughter....and the fact sh

    I enjoyed reading this with my grand daughter....and the fact she wanted to read it over and over again is a good sign considering she is 4...it was a good way lesson's book:)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 18, 2012

    This is one of the best books I know of for talking with young k

    This is one of the best books I know of for talking with young kids about taking care of Earth.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 10, 2012

    This is a beautiful book with a wonderful message! Great bedtime

    This is a beautiful book with a wonderful message! Great bedtime story!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2012

    It is OK but not one I wood spend money on

    Granddaughter dose not like it that well

    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2013

    This was my daughter's favorite book in first and second grade!

    This was my daughter's favorite book in first and second grade! It is a great introduction to what most Apollo astronauts were so keen on sharing after their experience of seeing Earth from afar.  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2012

    Gorgeous!

    I love this book! The story is cute and the pictures are pretty! Really thrilled I got it free in lieu of $4.99!

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