|When Zane goes rambling, his friends call him crazy and refuse to play along. When he finds a shining star, it doesn't bother him when his friends try to tell him it's just a hubcap. Undaunted, Zane uses his finds to create a secret project that piques his friends' curiosity. After watching him ramble around the neighborhood, finding magic in the ordinary, his friends are eventually drawn into his imaginative game. Through the book's art, attentive readers will see that Zane is using his finds to create a pirate ship, and even the most skeptical realists join the fun and sail the afternoon away.
Kelly Goldman Bennett writes fiction and nonfiction books for children. Her other books include Not Norman, A Goldfish Story, Dad and Pop, and Dance, Y'all, Dance. Honors for her published works include: Oklahoma Book Award Finalist for Spider Spins a Story; Texas Institute of Letters Best Children's Book of 2005 for Not Norman, A Goldfish Story. Not Norman also received a Children's Choice Award and an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Medal Award.
Terri Murphy studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago and worked as a graphic designer before beginning children’s illustration. She is the illustrator of Dance, Y’all, Dance, and many other books and projects. Chosen as the illustrator for the 2013 iRead adult summer reading program for the Illinois Library Association, she also serves as the representative in Illinois for the SCBWI Illustrators Network and creates illustrations for an ever-growing list of clients. See more of Terri’s creativity at terrimurphyart.com.