This interactive book immerses children in a fun and unique journey. Jump aboard the White Feather Flier, a magical plane that can go wherever you want!
The Flier's mission is to transport readers around the world, to engage them in helping to save the environment, and to teach one and all to love our planet.
An inspiring, lyrical story, rooted in Lennon's life and work, Touch the Earth is filled with beautiful illustrations that bring the faraway world closer to young children. The book includes words to a special poem written by Julian Lennon, specifically for Touch the Earth.
This is the first book in a planned trilogy. A portion of the proceeds from book sales will go to support the environmental and humanitarian efforts of the White Feather Foundation, the global environmental and humanitarian organization that Lennon founded to promote education, health, conservation, and the protection of indigenous culture.
AuthorBy Julian Lennon, By Bart Davis, Illustrated by Smiljana Coh
ImprintSky Pony Press
Published11 April 2017
Dimensions11.00 x 9.00in.
IllustrationsColor illustrations throughout.
About the author
Julian Lennon is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, photographer, documentarian, and philanthropist. Born in Liverpool, England, Lennon is an observer of life in all its forms developing his personal expression through his artistic endeavors. In 2007, Lennon founded the global environmental and humanitarian organization The White Feather Foundation, whose key initiatives are education, health, conservation, and the protection of indigenous culture.
Bart Davis is an international bestselling author of novels and nonfiction books. His most recent is Black and White: The Way I See It, the biography of Richard Williams, father of tennis champions Venus and Serena Williams. He has also written two feature films and a wide range of print articles. Davis lives in New York City.
Smiljana Coh is an artist who studied film animation and combines traditional and digital illustration techniques in her work. She has illustrated the picture book I Want to Be a Ballerina and wrote and illustrated The Seven Princesses. She lives in Croatia.
“It's rare to find a beautiful book that speaks directly to kids, in both a playful and thoughtful way, about something as important as caring for our planet and all of its inhabitants. Touch The Earth combines this magic with true hand-to-page interactivity deftly woven into the narrative (and illustrations), creating a story I believe both kids and adults will want to read over and over again.”
“When a book takes you on an adventure, it's a good thing and allows you to think about something in a new way. When a book also reminds us how to treat what we have, it's even better because it's a win win. That's exactly what Julian has done with his book... he's given us a Win Win.”
“The first in Julian Lennon's White Feather Flier Adventure trilogy, Touch the Earth takes readers on a journey in a magical plane that allows them to send clean water to the thirsty, clean oceans of pollution, and ‘make the world a better place.’”
–New York Magazine
“Lennon's debut picture book, the first in a planned trilogy, asks readers to hop aboard a magical airplane, the White Feather Flier (a name inspired by his father and his own environmental and humanitarian foundation), and go on a “helping adventure” to protect the planet's oceans and water supply. [The illustrations] ... have a sweet-natured directness that may light up younger eyes.”
“[Touch the Earth] is a fun book AND it’s an educational one as well.... The book helps teach kids a wonderful lesson for Earth Day and every day beyond.”
–Peanut Butter and Whine
“The artwork is beautiful... It really is stunning.”
“I was immediately impressed with the interactive nature of the book. Although not all books lend themselves to this style, books that include elements of interactivity help resonate with kids more so when there's a lesson to be learned. Some books ask questions of kids, and some books, like this one, encourage kids to touch the picture, lean into the story, and really feel like they're in the book.”
“A very timely book.... A children's book, if done well, and this one is, lives on and on.”
“A passion project that comes from the heart, this stunningly illustrated book is inspired by the white feather he was given by his father when he was young.”
–Mom and More
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