Space Junk

Blast Off! Space was the place in 1981, the year that Regards to the Man in the Moon was published. While the Star Wars movies made space travel America’s favorite fantasy, the new Space Shuttle program made it a reality. Even without Han Solo, the astronauts made history! In 1983 alone, Sally Ride, a 29-year-old […]


Peter’s younger sister appears first as a newborn whom Peter reluctantly accepts. As a young girl, she’s capable, enthusiastic and caring. A great friend to shy Louie, she brings him out of his shell and joins him for adventures.

Barney & Peg

When Louie’s story begins, he lives with his single mother, Peg. He is deeply introverted, but Peg believes in him and backs him up through his emotional turmoil. Barney is a “junk man,” a scary character with a quick temper who turns out to be a generous soul. Barney and Peg get married, and Barney […]


Louie is Ezra’s most deeply felt character, a solitary boy with the soul of an artist. He appears in four books that follow his emotional arc from a lonely child who doesn’t speak until he opens his heart to a puppet to a boy who has friends, stands up for himself and trusts his imagination.