Illustrator John Taesoo Kim reads from and shows the art development for his newest book, Nova the Star Eater. Hear about this stellar tale of explosive proportions with sun-filled facts and giggle-inducing fun.
Nova has a big appetite for stars, so when she decides to gobble up Earth’s Sun, panic erupts around the globe. Earth needs its Sun to survive! How will it get it back from Nova? One bright little girl just might have a solution. Sparkling with humor and interstellar adventure, this story showcases creative problem-solving and a subtle reminder to not eat someone else’s food—or stars—without asking first.
Expressive illustrations add excitement and silliness to Earth’s predicament, while a mix of the fantastical and factual provides a fun way to learn just how important our Sun is. A laugh-out-loud space adventure full of gas…and heart.
Lindsay Leslie, author of This Book Is Spineless (Page Street Kids, 2018), has been in awe of space since she was a kid. She graduated from the University of Texas and has more than fifteen years of writing experience for one of largest PR firms in the world. Her blog reviews picture books and pairs them with fitting pie recipes. She lives with her husband and two boys in Austin, Texas.
John Taesoo Kim, illustrator of Oliver: The Second-Largest Living Thing on Earth (Page Street Kids, 2018), creates character and background art for a tech training company when he’s not drawing trees or stars. He has a BFA in Illustration from the Maryland Institute College of Art and lives in the Washington, DC, area.
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