Stella Keeps the Sun Up

Stella Keeps the Sun Up

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In this incandescently fun, hijinks-filled picture book, a young girl schemes to keep the sun up in the sky so she never has to go to bed.

If Stella had her way, she would stop sleeping on her sixth birthday. Because sleep is boring. And there are so many better things you could be doing. And Stella is tired of being tired. So she comes up with a plan. People only have to go to bed when it gets dark, and it only gets dark because the sun goes down. If she can keep the sun in the sky, she and her best friend, Roger, can stay up for a hundred years!

They enact their magnificent, wonderful, genius plan, offering the sun a cup of coffee, shining a light at it so it will shine back, and jumping on a trampoline to reach the sun and push it higher. But before long, Stella begins to wonder...are there downsides to keeping the sun up forever?

Author: Clothilde Ewing
Publisher: Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books f
Published: 03/08/2022
Pages: 48
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 11.10h x 9.30w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781534487857
Audience: Ages 4-8

Review Citation(s):
School Library Journal 12/01/2021 pg. 76
Kirkus Reviews 02/01/2022
Publishers Weekly 03/07/2022

About the Author
Clothilde Ewing is vice president of strategic communications for The Chicago Community Trust. She served in Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration as the chief of strategic planning and for President Obama's re-election campaign leading the campaign's constituency press efforts. Ewing started her career in TV news, first as an assignment editor and producer at CBS News before moving to The Oprah Winfrey Show as a producer. She lives in Chicago with her husband and two young children.

Lynn Gaines has been making art for years and is still in love with making it! Born and raised in Ohio, she currently works for American Greetings, but also loves making art for children's books and kids-related products. She works both digitally and traditionally, often combining the two. She hasn't met a craft she doesn't love--sewing is one of her favorite hobbies. She looks for inspiration everywhere and often finds it in bookstores and thrift stores, looking in vintage children's books and animation, and even in a garden or two. In her spare time, she is a bit of an illustration nerd, loves to roller skate, read, and toy with writing. Lynn lives in Northeast Ohio with her husband Mel, her mom, and two fur-kids and studio mates, Charlie and Harry.