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Abigail and the Birth of the Sun
Abigail and the Birth of the Sun

Abigail and the Birth of the Sun

3-5

JUVENILE NONFICTION

32 Pages, 10.5 x 9.5

Formats: Paperback Picture Book

Paperback Picture Book, $17.99 (US $17.99) (CA $23.99)

Publication Date: July 2019

ISBN 9780143772705

Rights: US & CA

Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited (Jul 2019)

Price: $17.99
 
 

Overview

Join Abigail on a magical night-time adventure to discover how the sun, moon and planets came into being.Abigail is a curious little girl. She likes to discover the answers to really BIG questions.One night, she thinks of a question that is SO BIG she can't sleep until she knows the answer."Daddy," she asks as he tucks her into bed, "where did the sun and all the planets come from?"To find out the answer, Daddy invites Abigail on a magical journey through time and space. Together they explore the birth of all living things.By the next morning, Abigail has thought of another big question....A gorgeously illustrated and beautifully told bedtime story that doubles as an introduction to astrophysics, Abigail and the Birth of the Sun will be enjoyed equally by young children and adults.

Reviews

"A story that will not only explain the science of how the world began, but will deliver it with the poignancy and beauty of a fairy tale" —Susannah Whaley, NZ Booklovers  

"Abigail and the Birth of the Sun is, at its heart, about showing children just how fundamentally connected everything down here is to everything up there. We are, as Abigail's daddy explains to her, all made of stardust." —Ronnie Swainston, Kidspot

Author Biography

Matthew Cunningham is a passionate and dedicated historian with a Doctor of Philosophy (History) from Victoria University of Wellington. He has published oral histories, peer-reviewed articles, journalistic and encyclopedic pieces, and Waitangi Tribunal research commissions. He lives in Porirua, New Zealand, and works as a researcher. He is active on Facebook and is a member of a number of parent groups, including several for gifted children. Abigail and the Birth of the Sun is his first published children's book. Sarah Wilkins was born in Lower Hutt. The middle child of seven, she dreamt of becoming a solo explorer. Dreaming and drawing, which she loved, go together, so she became an illustrator instead. Sarah works for clients all around the globe and has won many awards for her work. She lives in Wellington, New Zealand, and sometimes in Paris, and still like to explore everything in between.