Molly on the Moon

Molly on the Moon

Molly on the Moon

Molly on the Moon


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Award-winning science fiction author Mary Robinette Kowal consulted with a NASA astronaut to craft her first picture book story, accurately describing how living on the moon differs from life on Earth. Beautifully illustrated by Diana Mayo, Molly on the Moon is the tale of two siblings adjusting to their new home.

When Molly and her family move to the moon, they can only pack the essentials—just one toy each for Molly and her baby brother, Luke.

Luckily, Molly has a big imagination. A packing crate becomes a fort, a tarp becomes a witch’s cape, and some cans become a tea set. Baby Luke, on the other hand . . . has blocks.

Molly doesn’t want to share. At first. But then she realizes that when you’re on the moon—or anywhere else—a big imagination and being with someone you love can be infinitely better than all the toys in the universe.

Inspiring and imaginative, Molly on the Moon also includes fascinating facts about the moon’s environment, revealing how the differences in gravity, temperature, and time would affect our lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250259615
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication date: 04/12/2022
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 1,169,098
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD500L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

About the Author

Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of the Lady Astronaut series, which won the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards, the Glamourist Histories series, and Ghost Talkers. She is part of the award-winning podcast Writing Excuses and is a professional puppeteer. Mary Robinette also performs as a voice actor (SAG-AFTRA), recording fiction for authors including Seanan McGuire, Cory Doctorow, and Neal Stephenson. She lives in Nashville with her husband, Rob, and over a dozen manual typewriters.

Diana Mayo is an illustrator based in Chelmsford, near London. She enjoys working across the publishing, design, and editorial industries. Picture books she has illustrated include Yawning Yoga by Laurie Jordan, The End Is Just the Beginning by Mike Bender, and Snow Ghost by Tony Mitton. She runs Just Imagine Illustrators Group, exhibits her illustration work, and has recently turned her creative hand to making illustrated ceramics.

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