Starry, Starry Night

A soft moonlit starry night casts a veil of slumber over the mountain meadow animals.

by Diane Lessnau Illustrated by Nicholas Gotelaere



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/13/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9781664124097
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9781664124103

About the Book

In eighteen pages of softly glowing illustrations and metered verse, the author invites young readers to quietly watch as soothing nighttime envelops the mountain meadows: Glittering stars and fireflies twinkle in the night. The moon casts its muted light through the trees of a mountain meadow. The owl and owlets in the tree watch as the skunks, fox, rabbits, and meadow mice prepare for bed. And nearby deer lie down as the baby wolf cries out to the moon. These are the magical moments that happen every Starry, Starry Night.

About the Author

Diane Lessnau: After writing books in her private journals for some twenty years, this mother of four and grandmother of nine decided it was time to share them. This new chapter in her life is driven by her vision that books can motivate youth to view the world in a peaceful way, with more kindness toward others and animals that have no voice, and to achieve more than they ever imagined. All children should be able to dream and share those dreams, she believes. And books can help build their self-esteem and help them make choices in life that reflect who they are.

Diane lives in Denver with her husband. During successful careers in business, they were active in raising funds for organizations that work with kids facing serious illness and advocate for children’s safety and welfare. Diane enjoys walking, gardening, bible study and meditating. It helps keep her centered, she says.

About the Illustrator:

Nicholas A. Gotelaere was born in 1971 in Duluth, Minnesota. He moved from Superior, Wisconsin to Denver, Colorado in 1983 and still resides there today. He has authored and illustrated three previous books: Snakes Wear Hats And…, Where Do Spiders Go At Night?, and his latest, Frida With Funbun in Space. Available at Now he is teaming up with Diane to illustrate her first book, Starry, Starry Night.