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As Big as the Sky

Written by Carolyn Rose and illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon
Published by Sterling
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What happens when a brother and sister who share a love as big as the sky must separate? This heartwarming story set in an African village shows that with a little generosity, there’s always a way to come together.

In a small African village in Malawi, Prisca and her brother Caleb work together and play together, chasing each other as fast as they can. But when Caleb has to leave home to attend a good school, Prisca misses him terribly. Hoping to earn enough money to visit him, Prisca begs a local peddler to sell her crafts—but no one buys what she’s made. However, thanks to Prisca’s kindness and compassion, her dreams of reuniting with Caleb just may come true.

Who Wrote As Big as the Sky

Carolyn Rose

Carolyn Rose spent many years teaching, reading, and enjoying children’s books with her students. She and her husband, Bob, have volunteered in the Middle East, Central America, Southeast Asia, and Africa, enjoying the cultures and the people they meet. The story of As Big as the Sky sprang from a trip to Malawi with Marion Medical Mission. Carolyn and Bob live in Golden, CO. Follow her travels on

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Who Illustrated As Big as the Sky

Elizabeth Zunon

Elizabeth Zunon was born in Albany, New York, and grew up in on the Ivory Coast of West Africa. As a little girl, she loved to draw, paint, make up dances, and play dress-up, and as she grew up, she didn’t really change! Elizabeth now lives in Albany where she explores a multicultural world though painting, beading, sewing, and collage. Visit her at

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Publication Date:
January 7, 2020