Heather wants more than anything to go to outer space, where the stars sparkle with magic and wonder. When a UFO lands behind her house and she meets a friendly alien, it seems that all of her dreams have come true. But soon her new friend has to return home. Will the spaceship ever come back for her? And if it does, is Heather ready to leave everything on Earth behind?
In this tale about dreaming big while appreciating what you have, best-selling picture book creator David Litchfield's innovative visual storytelling uses wordless, light-filled spreads and graphic novel style layouts to transport readers through space and time and celebrate the power of family and human connection. This stunningly illustrated picture book about friendship, family, wonder, and magic shows how, sometimes, the things we’re searching for have been right in front of us all along.
"For the rest of her life, Heather returns to Wonder Rock, hoping for a reunion but growing disenchanted. It’s not until she is 'an old lady' who has 'nearly lost all hope, as people do,' that the ship returns to, predictably, teach her that the family she has raised is the magic she was always seeking. Litchfield’s slightly mournful story is punctuated by moments of thrilling escape, none more lovely than a single page of Heather’s 'off / and on' flashlight vigil, laid out as nine panels that go from giddy anticipation to disappointment to sudden fear, a technique deployed again when Heather is old." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Publication Date||Sep 8, 2020|