A Home for Luna

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 1   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

When Luna washes up on a strange shore, she is scared and lonely. She shelters under a wooden crate and dreams of a home from long ago.

She soon discovers there is beauty in her new land. “A smell filled the air. A smell like home, but not exactly.” Along the way Luna makes unexpected friends. But will she ever feel at home in a place so different from the one she remembers?

A heart-warming tale about adapting to another place, displacement, our need for community and friendship, and the life-changing value of kindness. Stef Gemmill’s beautiful prose and Mel Armstrong’s quirky, colorful illustrations combine to turn this book into a classic.

Educators and parents will find the story’s characters and themes thought-provoking and filled with content that will generate discussion both in the classroom and at home.

“This is a heart-warming story with a beautiful moral lesson about our shared ‘humanity’, our need for community and the life changing value of kindness.”—rachaelcraw

Format Your Price
978-1-912858-82-8
$13.49
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 1
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Fiction
Copyright 2020
Publisher New Frontier Publishing
Imprint New Frontier Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2020-10-06
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039090, JUV002050, JUV013090
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 10 x 10
Lexile 580
Features Original artwork, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Stef Gemmill

Stef Gemmill likes to draw on her past experiences as a Montessori teacher when writing picture books that are both imaginative and challenge young minds.

Illustrator: Mel Armstrong

Mel Armstrong has worked as a web designer and graphic artist for over ten years. She loves working both traditionally and digitally. Mel has recently ventured into children's illustration.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

A Home for Luna

When Luna washes up on a strange shore, she is scared and lonely. She shelters under a wooden crate and dreams of a home from long ago. She soon discovers there is beauty in her new land. “A smell filled the air. A smell like home, but not exactly.”… View available downloads →