A Home Under the Stars

A Home Under the Stars

by Andy Chou Musser

Hardcover

$18.99
Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on October 5, 2021

Overview

Magical and heartfelt, A Home Under the Stars explores the difficulties and anxieties that accompany moving, as well as the journey to find a sense of belonging in a new place and to call it home.

Moving from a rural house to an urban apartment, Toby feels tiny and lost in the vast, crowded city filled with unfamiliar sights and sounds. His moms try to comfort him, but their bedtime tradition of looking at the night sky together just makes Toby angry — because the city lights hide his beloved stars.

Without the stars, Toby isn't able to sleep and in his restless state he discovers a lion wandering in a mysterious jungle that has overgrown the city at night. Only the North Star can guide the lion home. Together, boy and lion embark on an otherworldly, nocturnal journey through the city in search of the star. Along the way they befriend other lost animals, each helping Toby to name and process his feelings about moving to the city.

When, at last, Toby finds the North Star, he realizes that even if he can't see the stars, they will always be there for him. Comforted by this thought, Toby returns from his adventure ready to make a new home in the city.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632173270
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Publication date: 10/05/2021
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

ANDY CHOU MUSSER grew up in a biracial Asian American family in Oregon and now lives in Seattle where he freelances as a picture bookmaker and motion graphics designer. He has won illustration awards from the SCBWI and 3x3 magazine, and created animation for a diverse roster of clients including: ABC, Starbucks, T-Mobile, and Warner Brothers. When not in the studio, Andy can be found playing the ukulele, talking to his house plants, visiting the library, and rock climbing.

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