Lizzi Light the Star Fisher – Gwen Mariani

Lizzi Light the Star Fisher Children's Book

Lizzi Light’s curious and adventurous spirit brings her to questioning all of nature and her surroundings. From the clouds above to the stars that shine, nature sends her imagination soaring. One evening the shimmering night sky inspires her on a journey. Along with her friend “Mr. Hops with one ear that flops” she fishes the stars from the sky. Wishing them to be her new best friends and share with her all their secrets, she is unaware of the consequences of her actions. Very quickly she realizes that having them all to herself is not what she imagined and they are deeply missed by all the creatures of the night. She learns a lesson of compassion and sharing, knowing once and for all that nature’s beauty is for everyone to enjoy.

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“The author weaves a truly magical story around a young girl named Lizzi Light. Lizzi is curious, independent, and fearless, but her youth requires still more to be learned. The central character and her beautifully illustrated journey is sure to become the next childhood classic.”

– Georgia Lee Littlefield

Lizzi Light the Star Fisher is a magical, lyrical romp through the natural world. The beautiful illustrations and wonderful prose will transport children to a magical place.”

– Sue Goldstein, English Language Teacher,  Regional Multicultural Magnet School, New London, CT

About the Author

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Gwen Mariani lives in Waterford, Connecticut where she is inspired by her love for animals and nature. Her novel The Growing-Tree was a 2019 Best Book Awards finalist by American Book Fest for Inspirational Fiction. This is Gwen’s first children’s book. While she hopes to connect and inspire others through all of her creative and spiritual work, Lizzi Light is a whimsical character that speaks to the adventurous spirits in all of us. See more from Gwen at

About the Illustrator

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Amy Avery Smith is a life long illustrator. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a BA in Film Production from the University of Rhode Island. She currently resides in Colorado with her husband and her two dogs.