Ion the Young Shuttle (Printed Edition | eBook | Audiobook)
Meet Ion…a young space shuttle that goes around the universe learning, exploring, and having fun! Get ready to blast off and make a new friend in space! This fun picture book for new and early readers was written by Kielen King and illustrated by Heather Lunny.
Author, Kielen King says…
“As a kid, my love of science fiction was born from watching movies with my family. Outer space was always fascinating to me and I hoped I would be one of those lucky individuals who got to jump aboard a spaceship, hit the ‘hyper-drive,’ and venture off to unknown planets to see cool new aliens, civilizations, & technology. The films, comics, & other media I took in had a gigantic influence on my love of science fiction. Now that I’m a little older, I’m doing something fun that I’ve always wanted to do—make a children’s book!
My daughter was born in 2018 and one thing I hope she grows to enjoy as much as I do is science fiction & outer space. Science Fiction opens up unlimited worlds for everyone and allows for infinite possibilities & manifestations upon which we can attach our imaginations. As a father and a creator of color, I want to position myself & Ion to show my child and other young people from marginalized groups that the vast universe of science fiction and related fields like S.T.E.M. are for everyone. Young readers may not grasp all of that right from the beginning, however, having a character like Ion to imagine fun adventures in outer space with can go a long way towards keeping them excited about science fiction and/or space related interests and careers.”
KIELEN KING is a musician, podcaster, web designer, and now children’s author. His Star Pilot music trilogy (starpilotmusic.com), supported by two successfully funded Kickstarter campaigns, and his songwriting inevitably led to the creation of Ion the Young Shuttle, his first children’s book. He and his wife share their home in Southwest Washington state with their young daughter and their black lab/border collie mix, Lando.
Art has always been HEATHER LUNNY’S first love. She is proficient and always learning about illustration and design. She also has a passion for creating 3D models.
Find her portfolio at www.heatherlunny.com