Biased Review: Constellation Station by Gary Alexander Azerier

I have had the privilege of being the editor of this fine work. It is an amazing labor of love. The story – a children's story, was written by Gary Alexander Azerier some time ago, and we discussed turning it into a children's book. It was clear that this needed to be illustration-rich, and eventually we acquired the services of an amazing illustrator by the name of Ioanny Dimov. This project started in November 2009 – it was not a short effort, nor should it have been.

The story has an interesting twist, but essentially it is about a boy who takes a ride in a super train that actually allows the
passengers to view many of the Northern Hemisphere's famous costellations. It is a phantasmagorical ride! The words are skillfully
crafted and doesn't 'talk down' to children – in fact, it edifies them. As I said above, the illustrations are magnificent.

If a parent wants to buy a book that is delightful in story, and enables a young one to appreciate astronomy, this is definitely for them.

5 joyful stars – watch out, this will win awards

Productive Weekend

Whew, without going into a great deal of detail, I managed to do what I think I couldn’t, this weekend:

  1. Edited, and did some serious formatting planning for the longest IFWG Publishing project: Constellation Station (childen’s illustrated book, the project commenced October 2009!). May I say, bravo to Gary Alexander for a great story, and Ioanny Dimov for amazing illustrations (22 of them!).
  2. Finished editing (my side) Louis Lowy’s Die Laughing. I was nearly in tears when finishing it, and not from laughing. This is a classy book and deserves to be successful.
  3. I read up to a third of a most interesting, compelling draft of one of our current author’s new manuscripts. Great possibilities for next year, I believe.
  4. Read well into Lincoln by David Herbert Donald . An amazing biography – I have not read a better one.