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Author Samantha Baines laughs and holds her two childrens books Harriet Versus the Galazy and the Night the Moon Went Out.

Image: Stephen Iliffe



the night the moon went out by Samantha baines book cover. A large image of the moon in the sky with a brown owl mid flight with a little girl on her back
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Nominated for The People's Book Prize 2021


A heart-warming adventure story by award-winning comedian, actress, broadcaster, hearing-aid wearer and author of Harriet Versus the Galaxy, Samantha Baines.

Aneira is a hearing-aid wearer and she is super scared of the dark. When the moon suddenly goes out one night, Aneira is on a mission to turn it back on! With the help of her owl friend, she sets off on a journey to fix the moon and overcome her fear. This powerful story features beautiful black-and-white illustrations by Lucy Rogers.

The Bloomsbury Readers series is packed with book-banded stories to get children reading independently in Key Stage 2.

Published by Bloomsbury Education

Illustrations by Lucy Rogers

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