The synopsis

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A Moonling longing for the earth, and a ten-year-old Earthling, named Karl, wanting nothing more than to explore the moon and the stars. By a happy chance these two kindred beings find each other, as well as a sense of awe for life around them. But the more the Moonling sees of this green and blue planet the more homesick he gets. To him it is clear that the earth is far more beautiful from far away… As their friendship grows, so do the questions. And as Karl figures out a plan to get the Moonling back to the moon, one has to wonder: Is it possible for a little creature of stone, to awaken in hearts of flesh, a love for this place we call home?


With a mission to inspire children to reconnect with nature, The Moonling is an over-the-moon about earth children’s storybook like no other!


Available in hardcover, eBook and paperback.



Written by: Tjaart Lehmacher & Paula Oelofsen
Illustrated by: Tjaart & Daniel Lehmacher (father & son)

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The Moonling is a JOE project.