When Stars Arise

E. G. Alaraj, illustrated by Martyna Czub
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers


Book Description

Parents and children will enjoy winding down and snuggling into this slow, tender journey to bedtime.

The world grows restful, but don’t sleep yet, wait until the grassy meadow is quiet and the forest creatures are hidden away. Until the farm animals are snug in the barn and the toys are tidied in their proper spots. Until the bath warms your toes and the blanket tucks you in tightly. Only when we finish our story and the stars are in the sky is it time to sleep.

Calming, lyrical rhythms, pleasing repetition and dreamy watercolors make When Stars Arise a gentle lullaby that reinforces the bedtime routine.

Author Bio

E.G. Alaraj grew up in the magical place that every child knows, where ideas look like pictures drawn from crayons, paint or ink and sound like stories from long ago and far away. The youngest of six girls in a homeschool family, she spent her childhood with her nose in storybooks, art books, music books, notebooks and trouble—especially trouble. In fact, she thinks trouble and imagination are best friends. E.G. lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Illustrator Bio

Martyna Czub is an illustrator born in Poland. She graduated with a degree in art education and art therapy in Poland and moved to Canada in 2016, where she began her career as an artist. She loves to immerse herself in the world of stories and illustrations and is a big nature enthusiast. It is in nature that she constantly discovers new secrets and stories, which inspire her as she creates colorful and magical watercolor illustrations. Martyna lives in Western Shore, Nova Scotia.