How the Stars Came to Be


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A beautifully designed, deluxe edition of Poonam Mistry's CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal shortlisted children’s book, with a newly illustrated cover printed on a satin silk finish book cloth, with gold detailing and edges. A beautiful gift to treasure for generations.

Have you ever wondered how the stars came to be? This beautifully illustrated paperback picture book gives us a new folk tale, and a new way to look up at the night sky.

The Fisherman’s Daughter loved to dance in the sunlight, and bathe in the glow of the moon, but when the moon disappeared for a few nights each month, she worried about her father and how he would find his way home from the sea in the darkness of the night. One night the sun finds her sobbing and so he takes one of his rays and smashes it onto the ground, creating the stars and gives the girl the task of putting them into the dark night sky.

Poonam Mistry is a freelance illustrator living in the UK. Her style incorporates her love of nature and her Indian roots, exploring the relationships between pattern, shapes and colour.

H 28.6cm
W 23.3cm