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Like A Diamond in the Sky: Jane Taylor’s Beloved Poem of Wonder and the Stars

"Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are." Did you ever wonder who wrote that famous verse? In the days when most girls were brought up to run a home, Jane Taylor had a different kind of education in the English countryside, where she was inspired by nature and the stars, and dreamed of becoming a writer. But in the late 1700s, it was not considered proper for women to be writers. Jane and other female poets were shunned, unable to use their own names when published.

But Jane did write, and she never forgot her love for the beauty of nature and the glow of stars, or her desire to write for children. Her published poetry became universally known for generations to come: Twinkle, twinkle little star. This lyrical and luminous biography shines a light on the unsung poet who wrote the words of our most enduring lullaby, and features stunning artwork reflecting the world, the stars, and the story behind the poem that we all know so well.

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"Despite countless rejections from publishers and early-19th-century gender mores that barred her from publishing under her own name, Taylor blossomed through perseverance and dedication, ultimately penning the literary work for which she is best known — a poem called 'The Star'.... An appealing portrayal of a female poet, her creativity, and her time." — Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

Recommended Age 5 - 9
Author Elizabeth Brown
Illustrator Becca Stadtlander
ISBN 1547604271
Publication Date Feb 15, 2022
Publisher Bloomsbury Children's Books
Language English