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How The Stars Came To Be (Hardback)

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Poonam Mistry has invented her own ‘pourquoi’ or origin tale about how the stars came to be, lighting the night sky, and how they are arranged, some formed into the pictures seen in constellations, some distributed more randomly.

I like how it mixes modern understanding of the world (the stars literally being tiny suns for example) with common tropes of traditional folklore, such as the mischievous monkey. This story has some of the most beautiful artwork, and gives children a great way to think about how the stars got to be in the places they are in, and why they make the constellations they do.The details in the patterns making up the larger pictures, the colors shining on the dark pages, the way this all enhances the story itself.

This experience has been fantastic primarily for the children, the school and also for me (professionally). I actually didn’t know it would be a children’s book and I plan to gladly donate it to my local library who does not have a copy.Your selection was perfect for our children and what really made the difference was your ability to engage with each child, discuss their interests and help them to choose a suitable book based on your extensive knowledge of the books you were selling. Furthermore, her effort includes climbing higher and tighter toward Monkey when he smudges her sky star patterns. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

It reminds me of a mix of traditional art from different cultures: I can see Indian Mehndi style influences, patterns that resemble West African cloth, and details on the animals that remind be of Australian Indigenous art also. The Sun takes pity on her and shatters a golden ray into many pieces, which she is tasked with placing in the sky. I don't normally count Children's books in my totals for the year, but I am this time because the illustrations are so incredibly breathtaking. It tells her to place each shard into the night sky, where it will twinkle and glow, so that the fisherman will always have light to guide him home safely.

Girl’ persists through adversity and difficult situations to complete the tasks she has set herself, even though she knows this is going to take an extremely long time. Bring out all the adjectives and accolades for the visually-stunning illustrations in this picture book. Yesterday a parent came over to tell me how impressed she was by the book fair and that you did a fabulous job of selling the books to the children first. She graduated in 2010 with a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration from the University of Hertfordshire.

Poonam’s upbringing and childhood have heavily influenced her work, in particular being surrounded by Indian fabrics, Kalamkari textiles, Madhubani paintings and hand-painted ornaments. The Fisherman's Daughter loves to dance in the Sunlight and bathe in the glow of the Moon, but when the Moon disappears for a few nights each month, she worries about her father and how he will find his way home from sea in the deep darkness.

As well as this, although not accurate, this story would be very helpful for discussing the variety of stories and explanations there are for the origins of the earth and other celestial bodies. So, the sun sends stars scattering them to the earth, and the girl's job is to place them deliberately in the sky to light up the world. This story would be a great mentor text for using pictures to tell a story, or to help our writing tell a story- especially for younger students. It explains how she placed the north star to always lead him north, and the other stars in perfect consolations of animals who wanted their portrait in the sky. This beautifully illustrated paperback picture book gives us a new folk tale, and a new way to look up at the night sky.

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