This book utterly charmed me! Denos’s story and art are nothing short of magical. I loved Eridani and Acamar’s long-distance, interstellar friendship, as well as their sheer delight when they swap places (if you’re a dog lover like me, look for star-boy Acamar hugging Eridani’s dog—I WEEP). The ethereal, whimsical art makes this story magic in book form. Perfect for any reader with stars in their eyes and a longing for adventure in their heart (and don’t miss the author’s note!)!
A resonant story of two friends trying to maintain their relationship from afar with dazzling results, filled with wishes, curiosity, and bravery. From award-winning author-illustrator Julia Denos.
She was made of blood and bones, and he was made of space and stars.
Back in a time when there were still students of the stars, there were two friends, Acamar and Eridani.
Eridani was a star pupil studying the night skies, and Acamar . . . well, he was made of the stuff she studied.
In a star-crossed twist of fate, these long-distance friends find they’ve wished themselves into unexpected new worlds.
Filled with stardust and moonglow, this cosmic adventure shows us how even the most brilliant wishes can have a mind of their own—and that true friendship can endure, despite time and space.
About the Author
Julia Denos is the author of the multi-awarded picture book Windows, as well as Here and Now, both illustrated by E.B. Goodale, and is author/illustrator of Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color, her author/illustrator debut, which was a 2016 ALA Notable selection. She is the illustrator of Margaret Cardillo's Just Being Audrey and Just Being Jackie, as well as I Had a Favorite Dress by Boni Ashburn. Inspired by her love of nature, words, and watercolor, she lives and works in coastal Massachusetts. www.juliadenos.com Instagram: @juliadenos
★ “Get lost in the stars in this gorgeous tale of friendship and astronomy.” —Kirkus, starred review
★ “Author-illustrator Denos weaves a tale of celestial friendship full of wonder and discovery.” —Booklist, starred review
★ “Denos's watercolor, India ink, salt, graphite, pastels and digital paint illustrations are rapturous, featuring stunning hues of rich blue, green and purple . . . . heavenly.” –Shelf Awareness, starred review