New Moon is sad and lonely
in the darkness of the night.
But will she learn that love is near,
even when it’s out of sight?
Inspired by the phases of the moon, New Moon’s Family is a rhyming story about how loved ones are always in your heart, no matter how far away they might feel.
Paired with an expository section, this whimsical moon story is an enlightening astronomy book for kids and a wonderful gift for long-distance families!
Erika Adams has always been fascinated by how different the moon can look from one night to the next, almost as if it were not one, but many moons. One day she thought, “What if it really was?”—and so New Moon’s Family was born. Erika has degrees from Lake Superior College and the University of Minnesota-Duluth. When not writing, she hosts a storytelling radio program called The Tale Collector. She is also the author of Allie’s Adventure on the Wonder, a semi-autobiographical novella inspired by the Lewis Carroll novel Alice in Wonderland and Erika’s struggles with Auditory Processing Disorder. She currently lives and writes in Duluth and regularly indulges in anime, vintage science fiction, and Mexican food.
Eric Soderstrom is a Two Harbors native who studied art at the University of Wisconsin. Eric is a self-taught artist of many mediums, a member of numerous art boards, and a volunteer art teacher to elementary school students in Lake County. He participates each year in the “Chalk a Lot” event (winning a prize in 2018) and has been commissioned to chalk dragons outside the Big Lake Gallery in Grand Marais, which appeared on PBS’s The Slice. Eric now lives in Silver Bay, where he enjoys drawing mythical creatures, being a husband, father, and grandfather, and living with two cats and a pug/Chihuahua, Lily (who is almost dog-like).