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Dr. Jon Jon Saves the Moon

Published by Beyond Words
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

The children on Earth see there’s something wrong with the moon, but it isn’t until they send Dr. Jon Jon to give the moon a checkup that we learn the truth. Dr. Jon Jon Saves the Moon gives us an important lesson: our planet is sick and we must work together to care for it.

Since the beginning of time, kids have looked into the night sky and seen a glowing white moon and twinkling stars. But over time, they started to notice the moon had turned green! Dr. Jon Jon Saves the Moon is the story of what happens when we forget to take care of the world around us. The children of Earth send Dr. Jon Jon to give the moon a checkup and when he comes back, he has a message: the moon is a reflection of what we do to our precious planet and we must work together to care for our one and only home.

Dr. Jon Jon Saves the Moon follows in the footsteps of Greta Thunberg and the many other young people fighting for the health of our planet. Join Dr. Jon Jon on a trip to the moon and back and get inspired to help save the world!

About The Author

Photograph by Parisa Ashtiani Mancini

When Jackson Apollo Mancini isn't in school you can find him exploring the natural world where he is passionate about animal rights and the health of our planet. Five-year-old Jackson, one of the youngest authors to be published in the United States, enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures and languages, playing with friends, and dreaming up new inventions. You might even find him picking up litter in his community! Jackson currently resides in Alaska with his family.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Beyond Words (April 20, 2021)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781582707617
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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"This is a strong message to present, especially from an author (Jackson Apollo Mancini) who is only 5 years old. The illustrations by Arielle Trenk help keep the story at a young reader’s level."

– —Green Teacher Magazine

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