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Once upon a time, although this happens all the time, a tiny star fell to earth . . .

This touching and timeless story combines, for the first time, the talents of world-renowned author Mem Fox with the heartwarming illustrations of Freya Blackwood. These two luminaries craft a truly unique and moving story about the journey of life, to be cherished and shared for
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 2019 by Puffin
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Carmel
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A very special picture book about the cycle of life - sure to win multiple awards and destined to be a perennial favourite!
Catherine
Author: Mem Fox
Illustrator: Freya Blackwood
Age Recommendation: Early Primary
Art Style: Sketchy coloured illustrations.
Topic/ Theme: Life and Death
Setting: Everywhere and Nowhere

I went looking for Tiny Star after seeing an interview with Mem Fox in which she was saying that everyone needs a book they can read or have read to them about life, death and dying, something to make them feel less alone. I fully agree with the sentiment and I needed to see how she was going to do it. Tiny Star did not

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Brona's Books
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I would have given this book a five star rating except for the slightly odd disconnect between the title and the front cover and everything that follows.

The cover and title suggest to me a Christmas story. A modern retelling of the nativity story at the very least. And it is not that at all. Except it is about the wonder and miracle of a new life, and every day life after that and a long life, well-lived.

The Tiny Star is a circle of life story.

Fox takes us on a journey of a whole life - from
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Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a lovely gentle book which could be useful to help children who are grieving the loss of a loved one. The suggestion is that we all come from stars, and once we have lived our lives, we return to the stars where loved ones can gaze up at us still.
Jenny Esots
Dec 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was hoping this book would be a good Christmas story for old and young.
It focuses on the beginning and endings of a life. The star motif is cleverly done throughout.
The sense that people live on is beautifully rendered.
But I wanted more!
More connection with a sense of meaning beyond us.
Julie Garner
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids
Outstanding combination of Fox & Blackwood.
The language is beautiful and the illustrations divine. Great book about the cycle of life in nice simple terms for kids to understand. Also about loss and grief and rememberence.
Linda
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful Picture book! Thought I would quickly flick through it at work and did not expect to be hit with that emotion. Lovely book.
Sandra
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A beautifully written book to share with any child.
Dimity Powell
Dec 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids-lit
Read my full review of this Christmas cracker (or indeed, any day picture book) at Dim's Write Stuff: http://dimswritestuff.blogspot.com/20...
Mallory Hargett
This could be a great book to help a student who may be grieving the loss of a loved one.
Amy
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
A sweet story about life
Nicole
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A circle of life story beautifully written by Mem Fox - spare yet rhythmic text. The stunning illustrations by Freya Blackwood take it to another level. Was fortunate enough to attend a conversation with Mem and Freya at the State Library. Fabulous!
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Mem Fox was born in Australia, grew up in Africa, studied drama in England, and returned to Adelaide, Australia in 1970, where she has lived with her husband, Malcolm, and daughter Chloë, happily ever after.

Mem Fox is Australia’s most highly regarded picture-book author. Her first book, Possum Magic, is the best selling children’s book ever in Australia, with sales of over three million. And in
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