Every night, tiny stars appear out of the darkness in Sandy’s bedroom.
The first book by a talented and upcoming young illustrator.
A sweet tale with an eerie, mysterious edge that will appeal to both adults and younger readers.
Selected as a 2017 Best Book for Kids by the New York Public Library.
About the Author
Sandy catches them and creates wonderful creatures to play with until she falls asleep, and in the morning brings them back to life in the whimsical drawings that cover her room. One day, a mysterious pale girl called Morfie appears at school and is fascinated by Sandy’s drawings in a way that no one else has been before. But there is a price to pay for this new friendship… Nightlights is a beautiful story about fear, insecurity, and creativity, from the enchanting imagination of Lorena Alvarez.
Lorena Alvarez Gomez was born and raised in Bogotá, and studied Graphic Design and Arts at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. She has illustrated for Puffin Books, Faber & Faber, Usborne Books, Parragon, Boom! Studios, Nickelodeon and Disney. Since 2008, she has been part of “La Procesión Puppet Club”, an experimental puppetry group of illustrators and visual artists.
"Scary, strange and wondrous stuff, its terror heightened by its luminous, polychromatic beauty"
"Readers will cheer [...] The beings that inhabit Sandy's nighttime world are simply delightful. The album size, cloth spine binding, and spot gloss on the cover are the icing on the cake of this beautiful graphic novel."
"Every library should have this gorgeous first purchase."
School Library Journal
"Colombian illustrator Alvarez has achieved something special and unforgettable with her first authorial outing."
The Bulletin of The Center For Children's Books