Third Place Books welcomes Andy Chou Musser for a reading of his picture book A Home Under the Stars. Kids and parents of all ages are welcome! No registration is required.
Magical and heartfelt, A Home Under the Stars explores the difficulties and anxieties that accompany moving, as well as the journey to find a sense of belonging in a new place and to call it home.
Moving from a rural house to an urban apartment, Toby feels tiny and lost in the vast, crowded city filled with unfamiliar sights and sounds. His moms try to comfort him, but their bedtime tradition of looking at the night sky together just makes Toby angry -- because the city lights hide his beloved stars.
Without the stars, Toby isn't able to sleep and in his restless state he discovers a lion wandering in a mysterious jungle that has overgrown the city at night. Only the North Star can guide the lion home. Together, boy and lion embark on an otherworldly, nocturnal journey through the city in search of the star. Along the way they befriend other lost animals, each helping Toby to name and process his feelings about moving to the city.
Andy Chou Musser grew up in a mixed race family in Oregon where he was homeschooled in a small house filled with books and art supplies, and surrounded by a big garden. Today, he freelances as a picture book maker and motion graphics designer from atop a cozy hill in Seattle, not far from wild forests and magical woodland creatures. When not in the studio, Andy can be found making music, talking to his house plants, reading library books, and planning adventures. You can see Andy’s art at www.andychoumusser.com.
Want a signed edition of the featured book, but can't make it to the event? Order through our website or over the phone, and write your request for a signature or personalization in the comments field at checkout. Please call the hosting store if you're placing your order within 24 hours of the event.
Third Place Books Events Code of Conduct: Third Place Books is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of event attendees and guest authors, during both online and in-store events. By registering for this event, you are agreeing to refrain from engaging in inappropriate behavior and harassment of any kind throughout the course of this event (i.e. racial slurs, profanity, hate speech, spam comments, etc.). Please note that any participants who engage in inappropriate behavior or harassment of any kind will be immediately ejected from the event.
For media inquiries, access inquiries, or questions about our Covid-19 policies, please email email@example.com or call our Lake Forest Park store at (206) 366-3311.