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Hopper and Wilson Fetch a Star

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  95 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Have you ever wanted your very own star?

Wouldn't it be wonderful to have your own star for a nightlight? It is this thought that begins Hopper and Wilson's second adventure. They fill their airplane with lemonade and soar into the night sky. So many stars to choose from! One is too pointy. One is too heavy. Another is too bright! Taking a break on the moon, the two friends
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published April 3rd 2014 by Philomel Books (first published April 1st 2014)
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Apr 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love these characters, but I especially love the dedication here from the author: "To my infinite mother." ...more
Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
Van Lieshout, Maria Hopper and Wilson Fetch a Star. PICTURE BOOK. Penguin Young Readers Group, 2014. $16.99. Content: G.

Hopper and Wilson are great friends. One night as they look up into the sky, they discussed how wonderful it would be to have their very own star. “It would make a great night-light.” Hopper said. “Or a lantern for nighttime adventures!” Wilson peeped. “Let’s go fetch a star!” Hopper and Wilson fold their paper airplane, fill the tank with lemonade, pack their flag and a snack
Jul 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Two friends decide they would like a star of their very own. They set off on adventure to space to find one.
A very cute story that I used both for a school visit and for a regular storytime during 2019 SRP. Very cute. Kids liked it.
Kathryn (Dragon Bite Books)
Originally published on my blog, Nine Pages .

Unfortunately, I didn’t do my research for this book. This is the sequel to a book called simply Hopper and Wilson, and I will have to say that this book does not do a good job of introducing the characters. I was unsure until several pages in which character was Hopper and which was Wilson and I cannot remember now which is which either. Maria van Lieshout otherwise surprised me, though. She writes with a poetry that’s not found in many picture bo
This book is about friends Hopper and Wilson and their adventure to find the perfect night light. They make an airplane out of paper and set off to find the perfect star. One is too heavy, one is too pointy, and another is too bright. When Wilson goes missing, Hopper finds him and they find their perfect star. They venture back home and see their bright shining star form their home and know that they have found the perfect nightlight. This book can be used to teach friendship skills as well as s ...more
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Apr 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ages-5-8
A charming tale of friendship that leads elephant and mouse on a out-of-this worldly adventure! With a paper airplane spaceship the pair travel to find a star to bring home, only to realize that stars are right where they belong and can be seen from their wonderful home. The watercolor and other various illustrative techniques enhance the fun text making this a book that give children a chance to soar and dream.
Reviewer 3.
This book is really cute - it's about two friends who travel the sky together in search of a star but realize that the stars (like them) are better left with the others with whom they belong. The pictures are lovely, and it is a great book for ECE readers to talk about space and the creative diversions the illustrator took from reality. ...more
Jun 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
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SO CUTE! Hopper and Wilson build a paper airplane and fly it into space to find the perfect star for a night light. What they find is so much more special!

Love this friendship, want to read more! And anything with stars is just beautiful!
Although the illustrations are very pleasant, I didn't connect to the story and had hard time following the friends' journey. ...more
Amy Rae
Apr 20, 2014 rated it liked it
This was okay? Hopper and Wilson are cute characters, but the story was pretty forgettable for me.
May 29, 2015 rated it liked it
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Cute, sweet story, but "Hopper" is a strange name for an elephant, since they don't hop. ...more
Apr 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
I love this series. Hopper and Wilson have such a great friendship. These books are so easy to read and love.
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Maria is author, illustrator and designer of picture books.
She grew up near Amsterdam, and studied Visual Communications at George Washington University in DC.
Maria has a background in branding at Coca-Cola, and likes history, art, storytelling, magical realism, vintage printing, ancient patterns and secrets hidden long ago. She is working on an illustrated novel that includes all that. Maria live

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