The Tiny Star
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 ...more
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...more
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more