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Bright Sky, Starry City (Hardcover)

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"A girl and her father witness a starry spectacle when the city lights go out and the celestial lights are allowed to shine through. Young star-gazers will cherish this ode to the wonders of a dark sky and the pleasures of sharing a special moment with someone you love."

— Meghan


Phoebe helps her dad set up telescopes on the sidewalk outside his store. It's a special night Saturn and Mars are going to appear together in the sky. But will Phoebe be able to see them with all the city lights? Raindrops begin to fall, followed by lightning and thunder. Phoebe is filled with disappointment as she and her father hurry inside to wait out the storm. But suddenly the power fails and then, amazingly, the rain and clouds disappear. Phoebe and her dad and all kinds of people spill into the street. And there, in the bright night sky, the splendor of the planets and a multitude of stars are revealed for all to see. An illustrated afterword includes information about the solar system, planetary conjunctions and rings, moons, telescopes and light pollution. A glossary and recommended further reading are also included.

About the Author

Uma Krishnaswami has written many highly acclaimed children s books, from picture books to middle-grade novels to retellings of classic tales and myths. Her books include The Grand Plan to Fix Everything (Kirkus and Publishers Weekly starred reviews), Out of the Way! Out of the Way! (Kirkus and School Library Journal starred reviews), The Girl of the Wish Garden (Kirkus starred review) and, most recently, The Problem with Being Slightly Heroic. She teaches at Vermont College of Fine Arts in the MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults and is an active blogger. Aimee Sicuro is an award-winning illustrator who has also worked as a line designer and gallery artist. This is her first picture book."
Product Details
ISBN: 9781554984053
ISBN-10: 155498405X
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Publication Date: May 12th, 2015
Pages: 32
Language: English