A note from the author:
When I started writing Loopy Luna, I knew I wanted to write about a kid and a hula hoop.
The deeper I got into the story, the more I realised it wasn’t just about that. It was about inspiring children on their journey from a focus on self to being part of a community, it was about young women problem-solving and inventing things, and it was about sharing.
When Loopy Luna spins her hula hoop she can go anywhere…
Loopy Luna is the playful story of a quirky, adventurous little girl with a magic hula hoop and a can-do attitude that sees her stay up all night creating something to bring her community together.
This is a book about hula hoops, friendship, wild imagination, magical adventures, and a little girl who creates, problem-solves & builds.
How it evolved:
Loopy Luna began 3 years ago when I was studying Writing for Children as part of a Masters in Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing. The story was birthed in that class, edited by the tutor and the group and then dreamed about for months! Around the same time, I went on a journey to a hula hoop retreat in Turkey where I met Nazli Tarcan who, when not hooping, would often be found drawing us while we were hooping. Her illustrations were stunning and I knew then that she had to be part of this project.
Loopy Luna was co-created by hoopers from opposite sides of the world: a visual artist/circus performer from Turkey (Nazli Tarcan) and a writer/hula hooper from Melbourne (me, Donna Sparx).
Pricing is GST inclusive.