Author, Lucy Silver said:
“From my experience in fundraising and the third sector, much of our work is about getting audiences to engage emotionally with the cause, in order to prompt people to take positive action. Stories are a powerful way to help people connect to causes. I wanted to write a story that was hopeful at heart, and showed that by working together as communities, we can help protect our environment.
As an environmental issue, light pollution can seem quite intangible but the consequences are significant for us all. The energy and carbon footprint of excessive lighting is very wasteful, whilst the erosion of our starry skies is upsetting for humans but also harmful for biodiversity and wildlife who rely on stars for navigation, hunting, and finding mates.
It was so good to be able to work with Rosie as an illustrator. I’ve admired her work since school and have been waiting for an opportunity to collaborate – this project felt perfect!”