Your 2023 Best Book of the Year Winner is…

Congratulations to Sarah Sebring Binder, author of Pack Rat’s Lost and Found, the 2023 Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year. Pack Rat’s Lost and Found is illustrated by Virgil Pedro. Congratulations to them both!

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The desert critters concoct a clever plan when Pack Rat’s wish is granted.

Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Winner and EVVY Gold Medal Winner!

Every night, by the light of the moon, Pack Rat whispers to the glittering stars, “Star bright, star light, first star I see tonight, wish I may, wish I might, have the wish I wish tonight. I wish I might find a treasure tonight!” When Pack Rat’s wish comes true and he finds a glittering, gorgeous star, he is ecstatic and takes it back to his desert palace. But oh no, Mrs. Binder is missing one earring—a very special glittering gold star, a gift from her husband. Cat helps in the search and then recruits the desert birds. “Meow, meow, have you seen a glittering star?” Roadrunner races here and there spreading the word. The doves coo and call a crowd. Cactus Wren twitters. Gila Woodpecker tat-a-tat-tats and knocks on Owl’s door. Red-Tailed Hawk squawks, “I know the rat who stole the star. Pack Rat dragged it to his nest, and now he’s taking his daily beauty rest.” Now Cat must concoct the purrfect plan, with the help of his desert backyard critters, to retrieve the glittering gold star.

About the Author – Sarah Sebring Binder

Sarah Sebring Binder has been an educator for more than 40 years, sharing her love of reading, writing, and storytelling. When not writing, she loves to garden, dance, fiddle, travel, and quilt.

About the Illustrator: Virgil Pedro makes his home in Arizona. He became interested in creating art when his daughter became an artist, and honed his skills by taking classes, attending workshops, and working in art studios. He and his wife enjoy spending time with family.

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