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They say it’s never too late to start your author journey. I couldn’t agree more since mine (Becky) didn’t start until age 53!
Another great example of making the leap into the children’s book publishing world later in life is author, Maureen Harris. At 60 years young, Maureen began chasing her dream of writing a children’s book series. Inspired by her adopted mustang, Moonlight, Maureen crafted her Moonlight and Molly picture book series with love and passion for all things magical and fun.
Moonlight and Molly™ will take children, young and old, to the forgotten Land of Imagination. A land where things that are imagined to be real or true, do exist.
Moonlight and Molly™, helping to inspire kids of all ages to create their own imaginative ideas and build their real-life skills of creative thinking and visualization.
If your readers are fans of magical fairies, smart and sassy youngsters, protective guardians, and a story that will sweep them away, this series is a “must have.”
A few things I noticed that parents might one to take note of is that there is quite a bit of text per page so this book would be best for confident readers. The illustrations are computer generated art so some of the images appear stiff and flat. The story is written very well and Moonlight is a simply beautiful magical horse!
The Moonlight and Molly Series of Picture Books
Moonlight and Molly™ Book 1: Molly meets the magical horse Moonlight and they become friends.
Moonlight and Molly™ Secret Revealed, Book 2: Moonlight reveals her secret to Molly. She is really a Unicorn from the Land of Imagination, and that she would like for Molly to help her restore imagination to young and old alike.
Moonlight and Molly™ Shamrock’s Magic Returns, Book 3: Moonlight and Molly™ help Shamrock re-unite with the girl who gave him his magic.
Moonlight and Molly™ Santa’s Visit, Book 4: Santa visit’s the Land of Imagination for Moonlight and Molly’s help.
Something To Do
Maureen’s website has all sorts of exciting book-related activities that help bring her series to life like this downloadable coloring page of Moonlight.
ReCreate the Moonlight and Molly characters with your own Fingerprints!
The book Finger Print: Princesses and Fairies and 100 Other Magical Creatures, has wonderful ideas of how to use your own fingerprints to create art!
Imagine how much fun it would be to create fingerprint versions of these Moonlight and Molly characters:
- Mila the Fairy
- Ethan the Woodland Nymph
In celebration of believing in unicorns, I think it’s time we make one of our very own. We’re making ours a reading unicorn and it’s present at every family read aloud. I found this absolutely delightful felt unicorn tutorial at Where Wishes Come from. Click the link or the image to get started on creating your own unicorn companion for this story!