The Star Tales of Mother Goose

“The Star Tales of Mother Goose” is a field guide to the imagination, using nursery rhymes and stars as the arena, and designed for both children and adults. “Sing a Song of Sixpence,” “Hey Diddle Diddle,” “Humpty Dumpty,” and more can all be found here, carousing beneath a sky full of stars.

The author and illustrator are sisters, from Michigan, and have collaborated on many projects over the years. This is their first book, which they designed with the specific intention of dispelling the sometimes daunting challenge of learning how to find one’s way through the night sky.

Author Mary Stewart Adams received her degree in English Literature from the University of Michigan, and, in 2011, led to the initiative to establish the 9th International Dark Sky Park in the world, at the Headlands in Mackinaw City. In 2017, the park was awarded the first-ever International Dark Sky Park of the Year honor, for Mary’s innovation in public education initiatives, the same year it was awarded the Pure Award by the Pure Michigan Tourism Campaign..

Illustrator Patricia DeLisa attended art and design school at U of M and in New York City. Patricia and originated the international best-selling baby swaddler, the Cozy Cocoon (

Using wonder literature and the cultural arts to restore the mythic grandeur of knowing the stars can be as significant as the hard sciences in inspiring individuals, families, and communities to take action that mitigates the harmful effects of light pollution throughout the world.


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  • Mary Stewart Adams
  • , Harbor Springs, MI, 49740, United States

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