Congratulations to Daniela Rose Anderson! The Moon Prince and The Sea won a bronze medal in the “Health Issues” category from the 2018 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards.
The Moon Prince and The Sea is based on the true story of a bond formed across an ocean between two children with 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, the author’s royalties from The Moon Prince and The Sea will support children and families in South Side Chicago through organizations whose purposes are tied to the book’s themes of health, hospitalization, and bereavement.