An original, out-of-this-world fable about friendship, teamwork, and persistence, illustrated by double Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka.
It’s up to Giovanni and Lorenzo, Sky Repair Specialists, to fill the sky with stars. One night, on the job, Lorenzo gets stuck in a nebula! Giovanni calls out for help to the constellations....
Find out what it will take to rescue his friend in this imaginative story featuring Chris Raschka’s brilliant, luminescent illustrations.
About the Author
Rand Burkert studied English at Yale University and teaching at the School for International Training Graduate Institute. He is a teacher of English as a Second language in the Nauset Public Schools and Cape Cod Community College, an organic farmer and permaculture activist, a children's book author, and folk musician.
Chris Raschka is the creator of many distinguished and award-winning books for children. He has received two Caldecott Medals—one for The Hello, Goodbye Window, written by Norton Juster, and one for his own A Ball for Daisy. He also received a Caldecott Honor for Yo! Yes? Chris Raschka was the US nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2012 and 2016 and has been awarded a New York Times Best Illustrated Book citation five times. He lives in New York City with his family.
A whimsical tale that creatively introduces three constellations. Dreamlike and quirky. — Kirkus Reviews
“This is both an enjoyable introduction to the constellations and an imaginative bedtime story . . . The loosely rhyming text is a pleasure to read aloud. Raschka’s dynamic watercolor illustrations swirl and swoop across the page.” — Horn Book Magazine
“[This] friendly fantasy brings the night sky beautifully to life.” — Booklist
An unexpected collision of the rustic and the interstellar. [A] folktale-flavored turn on the intergalactic. — Publishers Weekly
Arresting watercolor compositions dotted with shining starlight spill across the pages of this original story about a night’s misfortune for a star-walking farmer and his donkey that will leave readers to wonder about the legends of the constellations. — School Library Journal (starred review)