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Goodreads asked Tjaart Lehmacher:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Tjaart Lehmacher A little over a year ago, just after my grandmother’s passing, my mother found an old notebook amongst the things of her late mother. In the middle of this notebook our grandmother had written a short story titled The man from the moon. My mother shared the story with me, and I immediately realised there was something to this simple but compelling story. With the help of my son, Daniel, who co-illustrated the story with me, The Moonling was born.

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