Moon & Sun

Book Author & Illustrator Melinda Szymanik & Malene Laugesen
Rights Available World excl. NZ 

Moon is sad. She feels dull next to her bright happy sister, Sun. She hides away at night until Sun tells Moon how special she is and how she would love to share the sky with her. This beautifully illustrated children’s book explains how our differences are our strengths and how together we can make the world a better place!

• Award-winning author of Fuzzy Doodle
• Exquisite illustrations from Canterbury illustrator

About the Author
Melinda Szymanik
is an award-winning author of chapter books, short stories and picture books. Her books include The Were-Nana, winner of Children’s Choice at the 2009 NZ Post Children’s Book Awards, A Winter’s Day in 1939 winner of Librarian’s Choice at the 2014 LIANZA Awards and Fuzzy Doodle, a 2017 White Raven selection.

Malene Laugesen was born in Denmark and moved to Christchurch in 2008. She draws much of her inspiration from fairy tales, dreams, the old architecture of Europe and the amazing nature of her new home, New Zealand. She has illustrated more than a dozen books and now lives in Christchurch.


Upstart Press


270 x 210 mm



Non Fiction

Age range
2-7 years

Publication Date
February 2021

Rights Available:
World excl. NZ

Rights Agents:


Kevin Chapman, Upstart Press

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