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

Synopsis

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.

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 4 to 8 years

Author

Catherine Hyde
More books by Catherine Hyde

Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

1st July 2017

ISBN

9781847806734

Categories


I have told all my friends, family & teachers to see for themselves just how great the site is. Without fail, they are hugely impressed.

Alexander Boxall – age 11

Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

Writing reviews help the children with their literacy skills and we always read the books together which gives us good quality family time!

Cat Bisland (on behalf of the Bi

I love finding new books to read. My mummy and me look at the new ones coming out. I have written reviews of some of them!

Jessica Cobbin – age 7

It is fantastic, you get to read lots of books and you always find something new and amazing in them.

Erica Motoc, age 7

We love Lovereading as my 5 year old loves to read new books before anyone else has a chance, she says it makes reading exciting!

Tracey Chorley

It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.

Sam Harper – age 10
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools
****