Sunday, May 19, 2019 3:00p -
Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140
Kid Friendly, Lectures & Conferences
Join the mother-daughter author team of Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple for a reading from their new picture book, A Kite for Moon!
A Kite for Moon, written by New York Times bestselling author of How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? Jane Yolen and her daughter, Heidi E. Y. Stemple, tells a heartfelt story about a young boy's fascination and unlikely friendship with the moon.
With whimsical illustrations by award-winning artist Matt Phelan, the story begins when the little boy, who is flying his kite, notices a sad Moon. He sends up kites to her, even writing notes to Moon promising he will come see her someday. This promise propels him through years and years of studying, learning, and training to be an astronaut Dedicated to Neil Armstrong, this is a perfect children's book to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first United States moon landing.
Jane Yolen has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century. Her books range from the bestselling How Do Dinosaurs series to the Caldecott winning Owl Moon to popular novels such as The Devil’s Arithmetic, Snow in Summer, and The Young Merlin Trilogy, to award-winning books of poetry such as Grumbles from the Forest, and A Mirror to Nature. In all, she has written over 365 books, won numerous awards (one even set her good coat on fire), and has been given six honorary doctorates in literature.
Heidi E.Y. Stemple didn’t want to be a writer when she grew up. It wasn’t until she was 28 years old that she gave in and joined the family business, publishing her first short story in a book called Famous Writers and Their Kids Write Spooky Stories. The famous writer was her mom, author Jane Yolen. Since then, she has published twenty books and numerous short stories and poems, mostly for children.