Stars Above Us

Stars Above Us

By Geoffrey Norman; E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)

G. P. Putnam's Sons, Hardcover, 9780399247248, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 17, 2009

A little girl and her soldier father find a way to be close even when he's away at war

Amanda is scared of the dark. But her dad can fix that. He shows Amanda all the wonderful things that live in the dark, like fireflies, crickets, and stars. And when her father has to go away, he even puts glowing paper stars on Amanda's bedroom ceiling, so she can look at their special star while he's away and know he's on the other side of the world looking at it too, and thinking of her.

"Stars Above Us" is an affecting, beautifully illustrated narrative tailor-made for children who?ve ever lived without a parent.

About the Author

E. B. Lewis won the 2005 Caldecott Honor Book for Coming On Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson and the 2003 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, for Talkin' About Bessie by Nikki Grimes. Mr. Lewis teaches illustration at Philadelphia's University of the Arts. He lives in Folsom, New Jersey.