* Moonbeam Gold Award * Winter has a special beauty for those living in northern climates--even for those who live in cities. And winter nights can provide the most spectacular sights of all!
To her son's great surprise, a working, single mom breaks her routine one night and rushes her son downstairs to join their neighbors as they spontaneously celebrate the beauty of the northern lights--the aurora borealis. Nature is the central character in this story, and the spell it weaves provides this mother and son with a special moment they can look back on with great happiness.
About the Author
Author Amy Lundebrek lives Champlin, Minnesota, with her husband Ryan.
She has a degree in Biology and works as a research associate in a cell
culture lab. She enjoys hiking and camping, canoeing and kayaking,
painting and sculpture.
Anna Rich says her career as an illustrator began in kindergarten, where
she much preferred coloring and drawing to her other classwork. She
received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and has
illustrated many picture books, including From My Window by Olive Wong,
Just Right Stew by Karen English, Annie's Gifts by Angela Medaris,
Cleveland Lee's Beale Street Band by Arthur Flowers, and Saturday at the
New You by Barbara Barber. She lives in Elmwood, New York, with her son
and her husband.
panoramic painting of the purple and green bursts of color against a
star-studded sky is breathtaking. There are few, if any picture books about the
aurora borealis. This one fills the gap nicely. — School Library Journal
Rich’s paintings tremble with a feeling of anticipation and
a sense that magic is in the air. Lundebrek's debut celebrates nature's power
to transform the ordinary. — Kirkus Reviews
Books celebrating single-parent families are all too rare,
and this one is a valuable addition to any collection. — Teaching Tolerance