During lockdown, João was prevented from seeing his daughter Leonor. In order to reduce the distance, he wrote a story for her to read before going to sleep.
During lockdown, João was prevented from seeing his daughter Leonor. In order to reduce the distance, he wrote a story for her to read before going to sleep. An extra moment of connection, an extension of their phone conversations. Like all children's stories, “The Other Truth of the Moon” is full of messages and teachings - the appreciation of friendship, an emphasis on empathy - but, above all, this story deals with the passing of testimony from a storyteller to other. An ode to creativity, which is so often repressed by our education system.
Not Today Kate added her illustrations and the idea came up to publish this book as a way of leaving a mark in our lives, and those around us, of one of the most difficult years in our recent history.
The publication of the book itselff will also be another lesson for Leonor. There is always something positive to take from everything that happens to us, even from the most difficult moments.
Before buying you can read the story here .
The campaign runs until the 19th of November, the 10th anniversary of Leonor. If you can contribute, we appreciate it. We would love to give her this gift.