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The research behind The Moonling

We immediately saw our late grandmother’s captivating story as an opportunity to save our beautiful planet however, some of the storyline was spotty, with large gaps here and there.

The Moonling is 100% a work of fiction but the book deals with real-world issues, and because of that we wanted to bring something to the story to make it more believable. The best way we could think of was to build the story of The Moonling around a famous historical event – The events during and following the Apollo 11 mission perfectly tied up all the loose ends in my grandmother’s short story The man from the moon.

One must remember that this is a children’s story and the last thing we wanted to do was bombard kids with too many facts. So, what we did was include some easter eggs for the parents, so that when they realize that this is the Apollo 11 mission that they will tell their kids “hey, this actually happened” and then hopefully the kids will go “wwhhhaaaat, this is real?” Only some of it, but it definitely creates a ‘what if’ moment…