The Star Tree by Catherine Hyde

The Star Tree

Written by Catherine Hyde

5+ readers   Bedtime Reading   

The Lovereading4Kids comment

When a little girl's nightlight goes out, she takes a magical midnight journey to the Star Tree in this beautiful bedtime read from fine artist Catherine Hyde.

A little girl embarks on a magical midsummer night’s journey in this beautiful and atmospheric picture book. In the silvery moonlight Mia tiptoes to her window and glides out into the night on the back of a friendly owl. ‘Fly up to the planets,/ Up through the stars,/ This side is Venus,/ That side is Mars’ goes the text, a gentle lullaby that sets the tone for the story that follows and which is illuminated by Catherine Hyde’s illustrations, midnight-rich pinks, purples and blues, and golden morning light. Is Mia awake, or asleep for her wonderful journey? It’s up to the reader to decide, and either way her adventure will spark their imaginations. Andrea Reece


The Star Tree by Catherine Hyde

It is midnight on Midsummer's Eve and Miranda's nightlight has gone out. She climbs on her rocking horse and makes a wish... And so begins a magical midnight journey with the great white owl, the little red hare, the big white bear, and the giant stag, all the way to the Tree of Constellations, where Miranda plucks one small star. The great white goose takes her safely home, where now the night light glimmers, star-like, as Miranda sleeps.

A mysterious, magical picture book with beautiful, dreamlike illustrations.

About the Author

Catherine Hyde is an artist who exhibits her paintings in galleries across the UK. She has also published greetings cards and stationery as well as two picture books for Templar in the UK, The Firebird and The Princess's Blanket, which were sold in the USA by Candlewick Press. She is a strong self-publicist who sells her work off her website and who is keen to promote this book at festivals and events. This is her first book for Frances Lincoln.

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Book Info


32 pages
Interest Age: From 4 to 8 years


Catherine Hyde
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Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

1st July 2017




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