Bright Sky, Starry City

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Groundwood Books
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8.7 X 0.5 X 10.6 inches | 0.9 pounds
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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.

Aimée Sicuro is an award-winning illustrator who has also worked as a line designer and gallery artist. This is her first picture book.
Praise for The Girl of the Wish Garden: "Text that sings like poetry narrates a gorgeous re-envisioning of 'Thumbelina' ... a must." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Capture[s] a strong sense of a special, shared moment." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Krishnaswami's elegant, understated writing focuses . . . on Phoebe's hopes, disappointments, and curiosities, as well as her tender relationship with her father. Newcomer Sicuro's mixed-media illustrations are similarly attentive to the story's emotions." -- Publishers Weekly

"A warm and wonderful ode to the universe for the modern urban astronomer." -- Brain Pickings

"A gentle tale of a shared father/daughter enterprise, and Sicuro's mixed-media illustrations, with their gauzy chalk and translucent watercolor touches, convey both the objective and emotive pleasures of stargazing." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"This story of a young girl of color with a passion for science will fill a gap in many collections." -- Booklist

"Sicuro captures the wonder of 'how deep the night was and how endless' through a series of circular drawings and collages . . . as Krishnaswami's near-breathless prose recounts first one and then another of the sights now visible." -- Horn Book

"In addition to a sweet, resonating, multi-culti father-who-encourages-STEM-for-his-daughter story, you'll also enjoy a rather extensive astronomy lesson . . . as well as a detailed reminder on the importance of going green." -- BookDragon