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The Stars Just Up the Street

Sue Soltis Christine Davenier



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Walker Books
01 March 2020
Children's & Educational; Picture storybooks
A grandpa's memories of brilliant night skies inspire a little girl to take action in a tale for budding community organizers and star lovers alike. Mabel loves stars. She counts five from her window and thirty-seven from her back garden. But her grandpa tells her that, as a child, he could see thousands. Could it be true? Mabel climbs a hill looking for more stars - only to discover that the nearby glow from town makes them hard to see. What would it take for her neighbours to turn off their lights, just for one night, so that everyone could see the starlit sky?

Sue Soltis's tale of a young activist and Christine Davenier's luminous illustrations will leave readers curious about the dark-sky movement - and the wonder that is waiting for them just up the street.
By:   Sue Soltis
Illustrated by:   Christine Davenier
Imprint:   Walker Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 285mm,  Width: 220mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   400g
ISBN:   9781406393538
ISBN 10:   1406393533
Pages:   40
Publication Date:   01 March 2020
Recommended Age:   From 3 to 9 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sue Soltis is the author of the picture book Nothing Like a Puffin, illustrated by Bob Kolar. She lives in North Carolina, USA. Christine Davenier is the award-winning illustrator of many picture books, including Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn't Sit Still by Karlin Gray and The Cat With Seven Names by Tony Johnston. Christine Davenier lives in Paris. Find her online at https://www.christinedavenier.com/

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