Solita and the Purple Moon

Solita y la Luna Morada

by Miriam Isabel Elliott



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/14/2007

Format : Audio
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : N/A
ISBN : 9781665550765
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9781434349323
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9781463464530

About the Book

Little Solita knows her mother left many days ago and does not know if she is coming back. To deal with her fears, the little girl finds refuge in her bedroom at night. She lets her imagination go beyond her window in search of hope and understanding.


Solita discovers a smiling moon as purple as her favorite color. With the maternal instinct of a mother and the cleverness of a teacher, the moon becomes comforting and playful devoting precious time to the lonely child. One night Purple Moon takes the little girl on a trip to show her the beauty of her country making time go by faster.


The book is written in English and Spanish using a simple and poetic style to describe the feelings of a child who misses her mother and creates an imaginary friendship that touches our hearts.

About the Author

Miriam Isabel Elliott arrived to the United States from Cuba in 1970, along with her mother and brother, in search of the opportunity and freedom denied to them by a communist regime.

She has two daughters, Rebecca and Melissa, both of whom were born in the United States. It has always been her mission to teach her children to value their freedom and to love America. It is the author’s intention, through her work, to honor the children of our military during these difficult times and to bring attention to their silent sacrifice. 

The author found inspiration for Solita and the Purple Moon when her daughter, Melissa, a United States Marine, was serving in Iraq; leaving her one year old daughter, Madison, behind.