Reaching for the Stars!

Posted on Friday, November 17, 2023
Category: Author Videos

David Almond introduces his new picture book, A Way to the Stars, a story about perseverance and finding a way to make dreams come true.

Find out what inspired David Almond's new picture book, A Way to the Stars (Walker Books), and how the story developed, in this short video. David also shares some of the spreads from the story, and his favourite images by illustrator Gill Smith.

Read an extract from A Way to the Stars

A Way to the Stars: Joe wants to find a way to the stars. With the help of his dad, he builds a ladder, a tower, even a rocket to go up, up, up... Oh no! Crash, bang, wallop! What next? Together, the pair jump on pogo sticks and build sheds to paint their dreams and find a way.  A Way to the Stars is an uplifting and magical tale of sky-high courage, imagination and the bond between father and son that will make your heart soar.