Tales by Moons-light Series

Award-winning science-rich stories for middle grade readers ages 9-12

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Frankie and the Gift of Fantasy

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Frankie Russo has a wild and wonderful imagination, but his nagging, ambitious parents don’t appreciate it. All that changes, though, when he disappears through a crack in his bedroom ceiling and find himself on a faraway two-mooned planet called Urth. A thrilling, science-rich, entertaining romp for middle grade readers!

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WhipSmart Books Mission Statement

WhipSmart Books is dedicated to building scientific literacy in kids. Through masterful storytelling, we spark and nurture their natural curiosity while empowering them to adapt, thrive, and lead in a rapidly changing world.

We publish award-winning, entertaining, and science-rich fantasy books for young readers, ages 9-12.

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Author, Ruthy Ballard

Ruthy Ballard is a children’s book author, artist, and scientist. By day, she’s a professor and forensic DNA expert. By night, she romps in an imaginative playground of color and words. Her latest creation is Frankie and the Gift of Fantasy, a science-rich adventure story for middle grade readers.

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