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The Star Jumped Over the Moon

John Schlimm, Susanna Covelli (Illustrator)


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On a cool spring day
in a nest on a branch,
a tiny star found himself all alone
on a pink and white blossoming apple tree,
rooted upon an old field of green.

In a lilting, poetic style paired with brilliant illustrations, The Star Jumped Over the Moon tells the story of a star who lives in an apple tree but desperately wishes to shine in the night sky. But how? Through the seasons, the star and the apple tree grow, facing the inevitability of change, until the star finds the courage to jump.

Familius, 9781641705769, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 2, 2022

About the Author

John Schlimm is a Harvard-trained educator, artist, and advocate, the international award-winning author of 20 books, and the visionary behind several participatory art projects. For more information about John or to connect with him on social media, please visit