This celebratory picture book from Frané Lessac shines a light on beloved nighttime traditions under the starry skies of North America.

Beneath a blanket of stars, crowds cheer at Little League games, campers share fireside stories, bull-riders hold on tight, and sled dogs race through falling snow — all under the Milky Way. Vivid artwork, engaging verses, and facts about the United States and Canada will captivate readers of all ages in a joyful offering from Frané Lessac.


Frané Lessac is the creator of Under the Southern Cross, A Is for Australian Animals, and Island Counting 1 2 3.She is also the illustrator of Pattan’s Pumpkin, Midnight, The Donkey of Gallipoli, and The Greatest Liar on Earthas well as many other books for young readers. She was born in the United States and now lives in Australia.


Recommended… ideal for libraries and classrooms where children will learn not only about festivals in North America but some of its geography and history as well


Highly acclaimed Lessac excels at richly illustrated non-fiction books and here is another feast of beautiful double page spreads.

CBCA: Reading Time

I absolutely adore this book – Frané’s illustrations alone are always such a joy – and there is no doubt in my mind that young readers will feel likewise. Highly recommended for readers from around 7 years upwards.

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vibrant and full of colour and movement


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