Sofia's Dream

Sofia's Dream

Sofia's Dream

Sofia's Dream

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Overview

In this magically illustrated and delightfully rhyming bedtime story, little Sofia befriends the Moon and sets off ona dreamy adventure to visit her friend. She sees our planet from the Moon's point of view and is inspired to dowhatever 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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619890022
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 11/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 40
Lexile: AD550L (what's this?)
File size: 8 MB
Age Range: 3 - 5 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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