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Molly's Moon Mission

Written by Duncan Beedie

Illustrated by Duncan Beedie

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LoveReading View on Molly's Moon Mission

The story of how one little moth gets to make a giant leap for all mothkind, there’s a wonderful message here about never giving up contained in a warm and funny adventure. Molly longs to be an astronaut and fly to the moon so, despite her mother’s warnings that it’s a long way, she sets out, all alone. After a few hiccoughs, she actually makes it too, and is lucky enough to hitch a ride back in a space shuttle. It’s lots of fun and little Molly is a great character. I particularly like the rainbow flag she and her astronaut friends plant on the moon.

Andrea Reece

Molly's Moon Mission Synopsis

Molly the moth lives in the back of an old wardrobe. She loves her home and her family but she yearns for adventure. So by day she helps her mother look after the larvae, and by night she prepares for her space mission to the MOON! It's no easy feat for a little moth to fly all the way to the moon - but Molly is not a moth to give up on her dreams.

Win a goody bag filled with Space Themed books!

Win a goody bag filled with Space Themed books!

Closing date: 26/08/2019

July 2019 was the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and to mark this momentous occasion we are giving away a fantastic goodie bag with books from Templar Publishing and Big Picture Press! The prize includes copies of Planetarium Junior Edition, Molly Moon’s Mission, Planet Earth, Planetarium Activity Book and Balloon to the Moon!Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once. The draw closes on 26 August 2019. The winners will be notified by 9 September 2019. Good luck!

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Molly's Moon Mission Press Reviews

With adorable illustrations and the underlying message of reaching for your dreams, this is a wonderfully heart-warming and gently encouraging story. - Book Bairn

Duncan has once again created a book that worms its way into your thoughts and musings, as the underlying message of believing in yourself and following your dreams is beautifully described.We loved all the little touches and homages to space travel in this, so many gorgeous spreads as Molly's story unfolds. - Read it Daddy

I have to admit to spluttering with giggles all through this story. ... From his The Bear Who Stared debut I've loved all Duncan's picture books but with this one he reaches new heights. - Red Reading Hub

The illustrations are so wonderful - charismatic characters, atmospheric colour palettes, and humour. As is typical of Duncan's books, these themes are subtle and not laboured. I also love that the lead is a female character with ambition and a sense of adventure. We highly recommend Molly's Moon Mission. It's already become a favourite in our house. - Get Kids Into Books

The illustrations through out are brilliant and I'm so pleased that my little ladies have met a character as driven and focused as Molly. - Mamma Filza

It's a fine balance creating a picture book that combines cool artwork and a compelling storyline with an important message. But this is something that Duncan Beedie seems to have mastered beautifully. - Books with Baby

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ISBN: 9781787413405
Publication date: 07/02/2019
Publisher: Templar Publishing
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781787413405
Publication date: 7th February 2019
Author: Duncan Beedie
Illustrator: Duncan Beedie
Publisher: Templar Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 40 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: Space, Animals

About Duncan Beedie

Duncan is a freelance illustrator based in Bristol, UK. He has been doodling and drawing since way back in the early 1980s, lying on his parents' living room floor, grasping a felt tip in his clammy little fist, through to his current profession, grasping a Wacom stylus in his clammy little fist. So, not much has changed, although he no longer lies on the floor to draw. He has a desk in a studio that overlooks the city. It's much more accommodating than nylon shag pile. Read a Q&A here.

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