Star Child

Claire A. Nivola

Frances Foster Books

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The Star Child, a tiny flame of vapor, invisible and timeless, watches the Earth from far, far away. He marvels at the blue swirls of the ocean and the green land, a bright spot turning through the darkness of space. He wants to go to this wondrous place, but he ponders: What will that life be like?

“You will be plunged into Earth’s river of time,” his elders tell the Star Child.

“There will be so much for you to learn and so much for you to feel—pleasure and fear, joy and disappointment, sadness and wonder.”

Through spare, artful text and intricate illustrations, Claire A. Nivola celebrates the cycle of life.  

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Praise for Star Child

"An unusual and deeply moving interpretation of the cycle of life." - Booklist
 
"Star Child is "a flame of vapor, invisible and timeless," living somewhere far off in outer space where he longs to visit the distant planet Earth. Told in a small pretty volume, his story consists mainly of his elders' explanation of what he will experience if he is born as a human and lives on earth." - School Library Journal
 
"A fanciful, thoughtful examination of a life well-lived." - Kirkus Reviews
 
STARRED REVIEW:
"Behind Nivola’s fable is a comforting theology, one that views human life and death as an interlude in a celestial existence that continues indefinitely." - Publishers Weekly

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About the Author

Claire A. Nivola

Claire A. Nivola has written and illustrated many books for children, including most recently Life in the Ocean, which received three starred reviews. She is also the author of Planting the Trees of Kenya, a picture book about Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai. She lives with her husband in Newton Highlands, Massachusetts.

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Star Child
Claire A. Nivola

Hardcover

Hardcover
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Frances Foster Books
May 2014
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374371821
ISBN10: 0374371822
Picture Book
7 x 8 1/2 inches, 40 pages, Full-color throughout
Age Range: 5 to 8
Grade Range: k to 3
$16.99

Kindle Format 8

Kindle Format 8
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Frances Foster Books
May 2014
Kindle Format 8
ISBN: 9781466869950
ISBN10: 146686995X
eBook Picture Book - Amazon40 pages, Full-color throughout
Age Range: 5 to 8
Grade Range: k to 3
$9.99
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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