Mama's away one night and her boy can't sleep. He tries to relax and count the stars, but it doesn't work. Then the boy finds that Daddy can't sleep either. Together, the two of them set off on an unexpectedly satisfying expedition. The lyrical text and vibrant paintings shine with all the wonder of a summer night. Full-color illustrations.
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Lenny Hort, author of How Many Stars in the Sky? and Tie Your Sock and Clap Your Feet: Mixed-up Poems (Atheneum), lives in Fort Lee, NJ.
James E. Ransome’s work has appeared in nearly fifty books for children, including The Creation by James Weldon Johnson, a Coretta Scott King Award Book; Uncle Jed’s Barbershop, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book; The Old Dog by Charlotte Zolotow; How Many Stars in the Sky? by Lenny Hort; and This Is the Dream by Diane Z. Shore and Jessica Alexander. His highly acclaimed illustrations for Let My People Go: Bible Stories Told By A Freeman Of Color won the NAACP Image Award, and his traveling exhibit “Visual Stories” is featured in libraries and museums throughout the country. He teaches illustration at Syracuse University and lives in Rhinebeck, NY, with his family.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-K-- A young boy whose mother is away can't sleep. He goes outside in his pajamas and tries to count stars only to discover that houses, trees, and streetlamps obscure his view. His father can't sleep either, so they hop in the truck and go to the city in search of a better place to see the sky. As more lights surround them, fewer stars are visible; the one they see turns out to be an airplane. Although by now it's the middle of the night, the man heads into the country; here, the two are awed by stars too numerous to count. Ransome uses thick, visible strokes in his dense oil paintings that completely fill each large-format page. In general they present a nice variety of scenes to match the flow of the text, and the closeness between the black father and son is warmly portrayed. A fresh look at an age-old concept. --Martha Topol, Interlochen Public Library, MI
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110688101038
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0688101038