Thursday, February 23, 2012

Announcing My Newest Book

 I'm happy to announce that A Path of Stars, a picture book I wrote and illustrated under commission from the Maine Humanities Council, has just been released from Charlesbridge.

From the jacket copy:  
"Dara's grandmother, Lok Yeay, is full of stories about her life growing up in Cambodia, before she immigrated to the United States. Lok Yeay tells her granddaughter of the fruits and plants that grew there, and how her family would sit in their yard and watch the stars that glowed like fireflies. Lok Yeay tells Dara about her brother, Lok Ta, who is still in Cambodia, and how one day she will return with Dara and Dara's family to visit the place she still considers home. But when a phone call disrupts Lok Yeay's dream to see her brother again, Dara becomes determined to bring her grandmother back to a place of happiness."

And from Kirkus Reviews: "... this moving depiction of the special relationship between a grandmother and a grandchild has broad appeal. The Cambodian particulars are intriguing, but the satisfaction that a child can also help a grieving adult is what readers will take away from this sympathetic story."


Cathryn Falwell said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see it!

Michelle Cusolito said...

Looks great. Can't wait to read it!

Mama C said...

Congrats AGAIN super Mama writer advocate champion!

Mama C said...

Congrats Mama, Ally, friend, voice of reason and strength and champion to many!