Wednesday, July 28, 2021

"Skywatcher" - a bookwrap




By Jamie Hogan


* Ages:  5-9

* Grade Level:  K-4

* Hardcover:  32 pages

* Publisher:  Tilbury House Publishers

* Pub. Date:  Oct. 5, 2021

* Language:  English

Editorial Reviews 

"A city-dwelling child gets a chance to see the stars. What makes this story stand out is the relationship between a boy and his hardworking mother, who works the night shift at the hospital, and a special night they share together outside of their usual busy routine. Tamen sees a new side of his mother; together, they feel at one with the universe, and when they return home, Tamen cherishes the memories."

Kirkus Reviews

"Beautifully illuminates the importance of our children experiencing the wonder of a dark sky, and our responsibility to preserve it." 

--- Charles Fulco, NASA

     Solar System Ambassador

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You

The Book            

Tamen is a young boy, a city-dweller, who lives with his hard-working mom who faithfully trudges off each night to do a night shift at the hospital.  His mom is a nurse.  Her son is a budding astronomer and he dreams of travelling the galaxy one day just like Skywatcher his new comic book heroine. 

His mother knows how much her son loves the night sky so one Friday afternoon after school she picks him up and they zoom off on an adventure that will fulfill her son's dream.   She takes him away from the bright lights of the city out into the middle of nowhere where they set up camp and bond together as mother and son under the canopy of a magical starlit sky. 

"When they drove home the next day, Tamen carried his memories with him."

The author has included more in-depth information about how you can make less light pollution and how you, yourself, can become a Skywatcher!  The illustrations are beautifully done and very engaging, pulling you into the story.  I highly recommend this delightful book. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


Meet the Author

JAMIE HOGAN has published illustrations in newspapers, periodicals, and numerous award winning children’s books including Rickshaw Girl, which was named one of the Best 100 Books by the New York Public Library and won the Jane Addams Peace Association Award and the Maine Library Association’s Lupine Award; and Island Birthday, which won the 2015 Lupine Award. Jamie lives on an island in Casco Bay with her husband and daughter.

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