"IT IS A BOOK THAT SHOULD BE IN EVERY CLASSROOM BECAUSE IT WILL HELP LEAD CHILDREN DOWN A PATH TOWARD 'REAL' SCIENCE."
-VALERIE SABBAG, ELEMENTARY TEACHER IN SILICON VALLEY
Why is the Moon Following Me? is a series of fun, short poems for children to familiarize them with the story of early astronomy. Through the eyes of a curious child, we travel through time and encounter the discoveries of seven great thinkers from antiquity to the end of the Renaissance. Astronomy can be intimidating, even to adults, and this book is also for them, as a way to introduce their kids, and themselves, to some important key concepts.
"Utterly charming. From the quirky verse to the lovely illustrations, this book is a win-win for the younger set AND for the parents who may well be begged to read and re-read the stories. Nice to see a kid's author unafraid to use big words. Recommended."
- C. Clarke Smeeten
"What a great way to introduce children to Astronomy. This book is lyrical, fascinating, and a terrific introduction to the world of the stars and beyond. Great stories, told in an engaging way, and beautiful illustrations, to make the book complete. A great way to show the scientific journey towards a greater understanding of the world around us."
- Heidi Emberling
"I'm a sucker for a good children's book (though I'm adult or...maybe because of it). This is why, when I found "Why Is The Moon Following Me?" I got intrigued... And this fairy-tale-like, educational book delivered on all fronts! I immediately got immersed in colorful dreamscapes of the illustrator Magdalena Zuljevic (love it!).
- Magda Gacyk
About the Authors
Emer Martin is a Dubliner who has lived in Paris, London, and the Middle East and in many places in the United States. She fled Ireland at age 17, finding it to be insular and oppressive, and began to wander through Europe. She was exhilarated and relieved to find herself alone in Paris drifting from cinema to cinema and finally discovering a tribe of wanderers, dreamers, refugees, and hustlers on the slopes of the Pompidou Centre. Her first novel, based on her travels was Breakfast in Babylon, described the life of a young Irishwoman in the Parisian underworld and won Book of the Year at the 1996 Listowel Writers' Week. More »