Shooting at the Stars (Hardcover)

Shooting at the Stars Cover Image
By John Hendrix (Illustrator)
$18.95
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About the Author


John Hendrix is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator. His books include The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler, named a Best Book of 2018 by NPR, and Drawing Is Magic: Discovering Yourself in a Sketchbook. His award-winning illustrations have appeared on book jackets and in newspapers and magazines. He is chair of the MFA Illustration and Visual Culture program in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. Hendrix lives in Webster Groves, Missouri.

Praise For…


STARRED REVIEW
"Hendrix crafts an intimate fictional account of the event...powerful images."
— Publishers Weekly

"While not shying away from war’s grim realities, the pictures go a long way toward conveying the hopeful light of the German Christmas trees twinkling in the night while the strains of “Stille Nacht” waft across No Man’s Land toward our homesick hero."
— Roger Sutton

STARRED REVIEW
"The acrylic and gouache illustrations tell a tale of their own. Not only is this an impressive Christmas story, but it shows the humanity of warring soldiers."
— Jo Drudge, Educational Reviewer, Rome City, Indiana

STARRED REVIEW
"Few titles at this level convey the futility of World War I as well as this one does. A first choice."
— School Library Journal, starred review

STARRED REVIEW
"Timed with the centenary of World War I but a lesson for always, Hendrix's tale pulls young readers close and shows the human side of war."
— Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Soldier Charlie is affectionately depicted as a freckle-faced youngster among war-worn older men, and his status as a newcomer to battle lends credibility to the combination of playfulness and awe with which he regards the truce."
— The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Product Details
ISBN: 9781419711756
ISBN-10: 141971175X
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: October 7th, 2014
Pages: 40
Language: English