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Henry's Stars by David Elliot
  

Henry's Stars

David Elliot

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Synopsis

Henry's Stars by David Elliot

One beautiful evening on the farm, Henry stares up at the sky. As he looks from star to star, they seem to form a picture. He sees it! A great big starry pig! Henry can't wait to show his friends. Yet instead of seeing the Great Pig's ears, legs, and curly tail, the sheep see a woolly body ...the Great Sheep! Abigail sees the Great Star Cow, of course, and the chickens spot Heavenly Hens flying all over the place. Henry is frustrated. Why don't the others see what he sees? Yet as he looks back up at the stars, all he sees is a sheep's ear next to a cow's horn on a horse's body. His mind all a clutter, Henry retreats back to his sty. Then, in the quiet of the night, Henry looks up ...and sees it!

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Praise for Henry's Stars Elliot's watercolor and pencil illustrations seamlessly blend the realism and farce that makes this story work so well. Teachers will enjoy using this story to exemplify point of view or introduce a unit on constellations. Younger audiences will relate to Henry and delight in the predictability of his predicament. This modern-day fable deserves a place in most collections. --School Library Journal Praise for Henry's Stars Elliot s watercolor and pencil illustrations seamlessly blend the realism and farce that makes this story work so well. Teachers will enjoy using this story to exemplify point of view or introduce a unit on constellations. Younger audiences will relate to Henry and delight in the predictability of his predicament. This modern-day fable deserves a place in most collections.

Praise for Henry's Stars Elliot's watercolor and pencil illustrations seamlessly blend the realism and farce that makes this story work so well. Teachers will enjoy using this story to exemplify point of view or introduce a unit on constellations. Younger audiences will relate to Henry and delight in the predictability of his predicament. This modern-day fable deserves a place in most collections. -- School Library Journal

About the Author

David Elliot was born in Ashburton, in the South Island of New Zealand. He is an award-winning illustrator and author who has achieved international success. He is the creator of Henry's Map, and his artwork has also appeared in the Redwall epic by Brian Jacques.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages

Author

David Elliot
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Publisher

Philomel Books,U.S. an imprint of Penguin Putnam Inc

Publication date

5th May 2015

ISBN

9780399171161


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