About Me

I write fiction for all ages, from Picture Books to Young Adult. I live in New Zealand and am represented by Sera Rivers at Speilburg Literary.

My picture books Mending the Moon and Saving the Sun, published by Page Street Kids and illustrated by Sara Ugolotti, are available from all book retailers.

One fateful night, the moon shines so big and so bright that it is too heavy to hold itself up in the sky. When it tumbles down and breaks into many glimmering pieces, Luna and Poppa must mend it, but they'll need the help of all the animals that live on the mountain. Together, can they find all the shards, stick them together, and get the moon safely back into the sky?

In this enchanting tale with a timeless, folklore feel, a girl, her grandfather, and all the mountain creatures hold the power to set the world right and forever leave their mark on the moon.

When the sun sinks and loses its fire, Luna and Poppa's yearly vacation on Summer Island suddenly goes dark. Luna knows the sun needs their help. But it's a big job to do all on their own. To bring back daylight, they must think of creative solutions, seeking help from the local animals. With the power of teamwork and imagination, can they find a way to return the sun to its rightful place, and set it ablaze once more?

This imaginative tale will enchant readers as Luna, Poppa, and their new friends of the sea, beach, and air rise to the challenge of fixing the sky once more and–literally–save the day.

F U N   F A C T

ROALD DAHL was my great uncle and a huge presence, inspiration and figure of general awesomeness in my early life. He also dedicated The Twits to me, which was one of the MOST exciting things to happen to a 7-year-old bookworm ever! 

When I was 10 years old (as in the school photo above), I recorded an interview with my Uncle Roald. He took it very seriously and we pretended it was a real interview for a magazine, even though I was only going to take it to school to play to my class mates! "I will call you Miss Pearl," he said, "and you must call me Mr Dahl." If you listen carefully you can hear my mum pouring tea and the dog barking in the background! 

Click below to listen to the interview!

Roald interview compressed.mp3

© Emma Pearl 2024    Illustrations © Sara Ugolotti