Sofia's Dream

Sofia's Dream


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939775115
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 08/11/2015
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About 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."

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.'"

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Sofia's Dream 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
SweetSarahCA More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun imaginative and thought provoking. Was a good way to teach them lessons while enjoying th book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not entertaininv for a 3 year old. Nice illustrations
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 was a good way lesson's book:)
AnnaAhlenius More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books I know of for talking with young kids about taking care of Earth.
Cameron1 More than 1 year ago
This is a beautiful book with a wonderful message! Great bedtime story!
KhadijahTL More than 1 year ago
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.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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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"?
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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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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.
elm4wood More than 1 year ago
Granddaughter dose not like it that well