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A Home for Luna

$22.72  Hardback
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Stef Gemmill, Mel Armstrong Australian author

  • A Home for Luna
  • A Home for Luna
    A small boy lands on the page and, quite by accident, discovers the joy and wonder of life.

32 pages
Age Range: 3 to 6
ISBN: 9871925594843

When Luna washes up on a strange shore she is scared and lonely. She soon discovers there is beauty in her new land, and along the way makes unexpected friends. But will she ever feel at home in a place so different from the one she remembers?

The story introduces the themes of homelessness and resilience to small children. Author Stef Gemmill had her own experience of homelessness and finding family in an unexpected place when she was in foster care for a short time as a child. Not everyone has two strong healthy parents and stable homes but it doesn’t stop them from finding family, even if it’s in a non-traditional way. This story of homelessness is gentle and both the words and illustrations contain a lot symbolism. ‘Luna’ is Latin for the moon and symbolises change over time with its different phases. The moon also has a dark and a light side and readers can visually see the contrasts of Luna’s white patch on black fur with the black patches on white feathers of the penguins. And the reader may question if cats and penguins naturally get along too. These visual contrasting elements bring much more to this story.