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One little girl dreams of being a star. But whether it's finding Mom's lost wedding ring or winning the costume prize, her big sister always shines brighter. She begins to feel like she'll never stand out, no matter how hard she tries. In her grandfather's eyes, though, she is a star. As he dries her tears and they both gaze up at the night sky, he tells a story about how everything and everyone is made of stardust and we all shine in different ways. And his lesson to the little girl might just be an inspiration for a future journeying through the stars...

With illustrations from new talent Briony May Smith, this is a touching story about being true to yourself from award-winning author Jeanne Willis, the perfect book for anyone who's ever felt overshadowed.

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"[Her grandfather's] help arrives, in part, through a science lesson reaching back to the Big Bang that tells her how she, like all living things across time, is literally made of stardust. Illustrations in these scenes fantastically depict the girl accompanied by her grandfather in outer space, under the sea, and so on. This loving interaction allows her to adopt her inner stardust as metaphor for how special she is.... The book’s end, however, reveals that the confidence this understanding inspires propels her to become an astronaut." — Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

Recommended Age 4 - 8
Author Jeanne Willis
Illustrator Briony May Smith
ISBN 1536202657
Publication Date Feb 12, 2019
Publisher Nosy Crow
Language English