Nine Stars by Ayako Ishiguro / a lovely hard cover picture book from Japan / includes a booklet with an English translation / 7.5 x 7.5 inches, 32 pages / 3-color printing, foil-stamped cover / I imported some copies from the publisher Uresica
"A star crashes into a comet causing fragments of the star to fall from the sky. Two children go in search of them with a cat-person and his house pet. An adventure fantasy in a strange and enchanting world."
Ayako Ishiguro (artist/painter/illustrator for children's picture books), born in 1973, lives in Chiba, Japan. She has two children, two cats, and is raising a few reptiles.