Following its Monday June 6 launch at The University of Utah School of Medicine, medical student Daniela Rose Anderson's stunning debut book for children and families facing terminal illnesses, The Moon Prince and The Sea is now available for purchase from Et Alia Press. All preorders have been filled, and we thank our customers for the outpouring of early interest in this moving and important children's book.
The Moon Prince and The Sea is based on the true story of a bond formed across an ocean between two children who found joy despite terminal illnesses. In a hospital in India, Sumit is surrounded by children who call the hospital their home; in a hospital in America, Marina is surrounded by her loving family and friends. The book is named for Sumit, the moon prince, who paints a map of two moons that the children will later find on their adventure, and Marina, whose name means “of the sea.” The pair embarks on a magical adventure that raises questions about love, life, and death in a manner designed to be accessible to and comforting for children and families. This book is intended for children and families experiencing sickness, grief, or loss, and for any child who is curious about these topics. Written in memory of Sumit and Marina, author Daniela Rose Anderson is generously donating her royalties from The Moon Prince and The Sea to support children otherwise financially unable to access the medical care they need.
Support Daniela's efforts to provide children's access to medical care by ordering your copy today, and stay tuned for a more expansive reading and resource list for children and families facing terminal illnesses.