One warm summer night, a shower of shooting stars sweeps across the sky. Elinor looks out of her window and makes a wish: "Make grandpa well." Elinor “waits and waits for her wish to come true. Then, one morning, she receives a postcard—from a shooting star! Instead of granting her wish, however, the star tells her not to wait for miracles from shooting stars anymore. Outraged, Elinor sets out to change the shooting stars’ minds, embarking on an adventure that leads her to the far reaches of outer space. Can she convince the stars that granting wishes is their most important job of all?
This imaginative picture book from debut author Nayoung Jin reminds us just how important hopes and dreams can be.
Originally from Jeju Island, Korea, Nayoung Jin now studies Creative Writing (BFA) at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She loves leading story times for toddlers at a nearby community center and wishes that she could ride shooting stars someday. Shooting Star Rider is her first book.
Geneviève Côté has illustrated several books over the years, such as The Lady of Shalott by Tennyson, Wishes by Jean Little, Ella May and the Wishing Stone by Cary Fagan, The Little Word Catcher by Danielle Simard, and many more. She has also written, in both english and french, a few stories of her own: Mr. King’s Things, Without You, Me and You, What Elephant?, and With You always, Little Monday. Her editorial art has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, l’Actualité and other such publications. She has won the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award in 2005, the General Governor’s Award for Illustration in 2007, and the Marilyn Baillie Award in 2012. She lives in Montreal, Quebec. For more info, visit www.genevievecoteillustration.com.