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"Dusk Explorers captures the freedom of childhood so beautifully, this sense of wonder and delight. I hope this becomes a summertime staple, to inspire those long days of sunshine and laughter and fireflies, to encourage kids to run wild and free."— Eugenia
It's that special time of evening, when the hours and the possibilities seem endless: Light is fading. A buzz of excitement and wonder takes over the neighborhood....What outdoor adventures await? Join a diverse group of suburban kids as they dash and dodge in classic street games like tag and kick-the-can and reconnect with nature's simple pleasures catching frogs, hunting fireflies, and climbing trees. These explorers play, laugh, and make the most of their own front yards right up until their parents call out that "It's time to come home!" But when the sun begins to set tomorrow, they'll be back for more evening excitement!
This ode to the timeless magic of summer evenings spent outside will remind kids of the fun and friends that wait just outside their doors and leave adults smiling with nostalgia for their own dusk explorations.
Lindsay Leslie, author of This Book Is Spineless and Nova the Star Eater, enjoys spending evenings outdoors. She graduated from the University of Texas and has more than fifteen years of writing experience in marketing and public relations. She lives with her husband and two boys in Austin, Texas.
Ellen Rooney, who also illustrated Her Fearless Run, loves illustrating and designing nature-related work. She has her BFA from the University of Victoria. A painter, printmaker, and collage artist, she resides in British Columbia, Canada, with her husband.