Deborah Hopkinson

Award Winning Author of Fiction & Nonfiction for Children & Teens

Follow the Moon Home

A Story of One Idea, Thirty Kids, and One Hundred Sea Turtles

Follow the Moon Home

What is this book about?

A tri­umphant sto­ry of envi­ron­men­tal activism, com­mu­ni­ty, and friend­ship: Acclaimed activist Philippe Cousteau and renowned author Deb­o­rah Hop­kin­son team up to offer a sto­ry of the pow­er­ful dif­fer­ence young peo­ple can make in the world. Meet Viv, who has a new home and a new school by the sea and fol­low her as she finds her way in a new place and helps bring togeth­er a whole com­mu­ni­ty to save the sea tur­tles of the South Car­oli­na coast.

  • Explores var­i­ous impor­tant themes like activism, phil­an­thropy, vol­un­teerism, and more
  • Fea­tures gor­geous water­col­or illus­tra­tions that are col­or­ful and engaging
  • Includes a “Let­ter to Young Activists” from the author as well as resources to learn more about sea turtles.



“An empow­er­ing look at what kids can accom­plish.” (Book­list)

“Gor­geous­ly illus­trat­ed. an appeal­ing mod­el of pre­teen activism.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Deliv­ers an elo­quent envi­ron­men­tal mes­sage while demon­strat­ing how kids can change the world through team­work and per­se­ver­ance.” (School Library Jour­nal)

“Urges read­ers to be activists and advo­cates when they see a prob­lem that needs to be solved.” (Geek Dad)

“Empow­er­ing sto­ry about grass­roots activism and fac­ing prob­lems head-on.” (Pub­lish­ers Week­ly)

Follow the Moon Home

author, Philippe Cousteau
author, Deb­o­rah Hop­kin­son
illus­tra­tor, Mei­lo So
Chron­i­cle Books
ages 5 and up, 2016
ISBN 978–1452112411

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