This month we celebrate World Space Week, the largest public space event on Earth. The UN General Assembly declared 4 to 10 October World Space Week to celebrate each year at the international level the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition.

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So in honor of this global event, I’ve decided to share with you the wonderful book Catching the Moon written by Myla Goldberg and illustrated by Chris Sheban.

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Catching the Moon tells the story of an old lady that every night goes out fishing to catch not fish but (you’ve guessed it) the moon! Why? Because she has a problem that only the moon can resolve.

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With few stumbles, the fisherwoman and the moon eventually become friends and balance is restored to the town.

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I like this story because it teaches us that nature, even celestial nature, is here to help us. We only need to ask nicely. So I hope you get to go out stargazing this week and marvel at the wondrous creation God has given all of us!

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