Ada and the Galaxies
Ada is delighted to visit Ama and Poobah in Maine, far away from the bright city lights that obstruct her view of the nighttime sky. During the day, her grandma teaches her about ospreys and how they care for their young. Her grandpa takes her kayaking and shows her how to tell time by the ebb of the tide. She checks it over and over again, hoping Poobah will say it’s finally time to see the wonder that lies beyond in the darkness. When a dense fog creeps in, Ada’s disappointment is palpable, but before she climbs into bed, an illuminating surprise awaits her.
This is as much a story about the bond a young child shares with her grandparents as it is about her yearning to see the twinkling stars at night. Ama and Poobah nurture her curiosity and sense of wonderment, and in return, her trust in and love for them is solid and pure. Children from all walks of life will admire this and be swept into a world of magnificence with Ava as she imagines what the universe holds. Youth ages five to nine will find the vibrant, detailed illustrations a perfect fit for a narrative laced with passion, excitement, and intrigue.
|Author||Alan Lightman and Olga Pastuchiv|
|Page Count||40 pages|
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