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Luna Loves Dance

By Joseph Coelho
Illustrated by Fiona Lumbers

Discover the joy of dancing whatever your culture or style with Luna! From the team that brought us Luna Loves Library Day, Luna Loves Art, and Luna Loves World Book Day!

Discover the joy of dancing and the importance of family, whatever your culture, ability or style with Luna! When Luna dances, she feels like the world’s volume turns up, like all colours brighten, like sunlight sparkles behind every cloud. But when she takes her dance exam she ducks, dives, spins and... falls. Luna thinks she can't be a real dancer now. Can Luna's family convince her otherwise? From the team that brought us Luna Loves Library Day, Luna Loves Art, and Luna Loves World Book Day, celebrate every culture and every style of dance with Luna, featuring a glorious fold out carnival page. "Luna Loves Art offers [the comfort that] not all families look the same – and that is a great message to celebrate." Laura Dockrill "Luna Loves Library Day is a touching reflection on the power of reading to bring families together; Fiona Lumbers’ illustrations convey Luna’s vivid inner life, while Coelho’s lyrical style celebrates the joyful curiosity of early childhood." Amnesty International

  • From the magic of musical theatre to jazz in her grandparent's living room and booming bass at the carnival, celebrate music and dance in all its wonderful, multicultural forms.
  • Featuring a glorious gatefold in an explosion of colour at the carnival!
  • Luna Loves Library Day was endorsed by Amnesty International and the Luna series features alternative families throughout.

About the author

Joseph Coelho (Author) is a performance poet, children’s author, playwright and winner of the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education Poetry Award 2015 for his debut poetry collection Werewolf Club Rules (Frances Lincoln, 2014). Joe has written plays for the Polka Theatre, Soho Theatre and the Unicorn Theatre and creates dynamic poetry theatre pieces for young people that he tours nationally. He also performs with the UK's top performance poetry organisation, Apples and Snakes, visiting venues across the UK. Joseph has also been a guest poet on Cbeebies’ Rhyme Rocket.

About the illustrator

Fiona Lumbers (Illustrator) Fiona has drawn on anything and everything from an early age and always insisted she would be an artist when she grew up. Fiona moved to London in 2000 to study for an MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art. A combination of her obsession with picture books and the arrival of her first son led her down the path of illustration and she hasn't looked back since. Nothing makes her happier than splashing watercolours and inks and conjuring up new characters - often influenced by the exploits of her two sons.

ISBN: 9781839130564
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: September 8, 2021
Dimensions: 240 x 280mm, 30pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $32.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

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