The Keeper of Stars

Jennifer Harris

Dorothy Leung

A timeless and magical story about the power of love and imagination

Every night Milo’s mom tucks him in and reads him three bedtime stories, and Milo taps his dad’s picture three times. Mom always falls asleep first, so Milo sneaks out the window, catches a ride on a comet, and travels far above the clouds to help the Keeper of Stars.

After a long day, the sky is a bit of a mess. Together, Milo and the Keeper of Stars gather up stray balloons and feathers, rinse and polish the stars (which would be easier if they weren’t so ticklish!), and sometimes, the Keeper of Stars lets Milo play games with the baby stars. When everything is tidy, the two hard workers enjoy a cup of cocoa together and admire the millions of bright twinkles in the night sky before Milo heads back to his room and slides into bed, careful not to wake his mom.

Spare text twinkles with warmth, imagination, and humor as a child finds his own way to cope with separation from a parent and whimsical, eye-catching illustrations bring this charming bedtime adventure to life.

Jennifer Harris, Dorothy Leung
Regular price $21.95 CAD
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SKU: OB400113n0nn1nWWW | ISBN: 9781771475686

"The fantasy of floating out one’s window, soaring on a comet, and hanging out with a big guy in the sky is enthralling, sustained by the imaginative illustrations." - Kirkus Reviews

"The snug story is as comforting as it is captivating... The fanciful illustrations are transporting, with star-swept vistas and cozy bedrooms receiving equally detailed treatment, and the sprightly stars’ amusing antics are a joy to behold. A sparkling bedtime story that will set the stage for sweet dreams."

- Booklist

"This gentle bedtime story is a reminder to find the light in the darkness." - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Reading The Keeper of Stars will leave young readers calm and intrigued, looking into the heavens for the big bear of Ursa Major and falling stars and even owls and bats in the night sky. And maybe even dreaming of their own celestial adventures." - CanLit for Little Canadians

A Junior Library Guild selection, 2024

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Publication date

April 15, 2024

Number of pages


Interest age

From 3 to 7