Up Where the Stars Are (Hardcover)
Join a very special boy on a stargazing adventure in this award-winning picture book that's sure to spark your child's imagination.
Andrew Moore is not like other children. He doesn't talk or run or jump. But he loves to smile and laugh--and go on the most wonderful outings When he soars into the night sky to meet the constellations, his new friend Andromeda is taken by a sea monster. Andrew must team up with Pegasus, the flying horse, to help Andromeda. The boy isn't as fast as Pisces, as powerful as Aries, or as brave as Perseus. How will he save the princess and bring happiness back to the kingdom?
Up Where the Stars Are is an uplifting story by award-winning author Ryan Jacobson and award-winning illustrator Michelle Hazelwood Hyde. It showcases the positive power of imagination and celebrates the unique gifts that every child possesses. It also introduces children to nine constellations, complete with instructions for finding them in the night sky.
A winner of an ALA Excellence in Children's and Young Adult Science Fiction Award, this picture book was created with the assistance and support of the Angelman Syndrome Foundation. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Up Where the Stars Are benefits the Angelman Syndrome Foundation.
About the Author
Ryan Jacobson is an award-winning author. He has written more than 60 books, from silly titles to spooky ones. He prides himself on writing high-interest books for children and adults alike, so he can talk picture books in kindergarten, ghost stories in high school, and other fun stuff in between. Some of his favorite and most popular works include the Constellations Activity Book, Super Animal Powers, and What Eats That? Ryan was inspired by his nephew A.J. to write Up Where the Stars Are. Ryan is also the co-owner and publisher of Lake 7 Creative, LLC. His company creates activity books and sports books, and it specializes in developing interactive Choose Your Path books for young readers. When he isn't working on books, Ryan likes to build LEGO sets, play board games, and try new restaurants. He lives in eastern Minnesota with his wife and two sons. Michelle Hazelwood Hyde is a freelance children's book illustrator from Philadelphia. She graduated from Ringling College of Art & Design and began her career working for The New York Times Company in Florence, Alabama. She has illustrated nine books for the National Center for Youth Issues, four books with It's a Southern Thing, and two books with Schiffer Kids--including A Poem Is a Firefly, which received a Purple Dragonfly Picture Book Award. When Michelle is not sketching or illustrating, she enjoys reading, running, and playing basketball with her family. She lives in Homewood, Alabama, with her husband, two children, and two very fuzzy dogs.