The Trouble with Shooting Stars

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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5.7 X 1.0 X 8.3 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Meg Cannistra grew up in Sarasota, Florida, where she spent her childhood chasing after older sisters and cousins and learning how to cook. After living in New York City and north New Jersey for a few years, Meg now resides with her two cats, Gloom and Doom, in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has a BA in English literature from Flagler College and an MFA in creative writing from Hamline University. When she's not taking pictures of her cats or wandering around grocery stores, she writes magical, mysterious, and sometimes scary stories. The Trouble with Shooting Stars is her debut novel. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram at @MegCannistra, and learn more about her books at

Dana Wulfekotte is an animator and children's book creator. She was born in South Korea, raised in New Jersey, and currently lives in Queens, New York, with her boyfriend and two pet rabbits.


"Loving, imaginative, and gorgeously written, The Trouble with Shooting Stars is a moving exploration of faith, hope, and the quiet acts of courage that can change a life. This book shines with magic and heart."--Anne Ursu, author of The Lost Girl
"Sweet and heartwarming--but unsettlingly conflicted."

--Kirkus Reviews
"A story brimming with hope and sparkling with magic. Meg Cannistra's writing shines as bright as any shooting star."--Cassie Beasley, author of Circus Mirandus
"[A] cute standalone for fans of Ingrid Law and Cornelia Funke."--Booklist Online Exclusive
"This is an elegant, beautifully written story that pairs well with the work of Madeleine L'Engle and Kelly Barnhill."--School Library Journal