Children’s Book

 

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Cassandra and the Night Sky Book $21.60

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Star Finder

Cassandra And The Night Sky Star Finder $8.00

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Educators! download the “Constellation Viewer” activity to go with the book here!

School Visits:

Amy is available to read “Cassandra and the Night Sky” to your students and to facilitate hands-on astronomy activities with your class. She is also available for an author signing at your school’s next book fair.  To schedule a visit please fill out the form here: 







Educators! download the “Constellation Viewer” activity to go with the book here!

The Story:

The story:“Cassandra and the Night Sky” is about a brave girl who grows up in a land without stars. She stumbles upon the night sky, thought to be stolen by an evil king and courageously brings it back for all to enjoy.

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One of the drawings from the book

Being an astronomy educator, I tell star stories quite often. My favorite stories aren’t the Greek and Roman stories you often hear. I get inspired by star stories from different cultures.  In one of my classes I gave the students a blank star field and asked them to make their own constellations and star stories.

It was such a hit that I decided to create my own and asked my mother, a wonderful artist, to illustrate it.  Little did I know that it would bring this mother and daughter team closer together.

At first we were thinking of self-publishing and so found Bright Sky Pressa publishing company out of Houston, TX where my mother lives and where I grew up. Bright Sky Press was so impressed with the drawings and story that they decided to partner with us in publishing the first run of it. We raised funds to pay for our end of the publishing, editing and layout costs of the initial publishing of the first 1000 copies of the book so we can put it out to the public.

We hope that “Cassandra and the Night Sky” inspires others to make up their own star stories to tell, but most importantly, to look up at the night sky and wonder. 

To invite Amy to read it to your class and be available for an author signing at your school’s next book fair, fill out the form on the contact page.

Also sold locally in Austin, TX at  Book People and The Juniper Tree.

Our Kickstarter campaign was successfully funded in May 2016.  Here is the video from the campaign: