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The Starlight Baby by Gillian Shields

The Starlight Baby

Written by Gillian Shields
Illustrated by Elizabeth Harbour

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The Starlight Baby by Gillian Shields

'There was a baby who had no mother, crying in the starlight. And as the stars burned, the baby's tears called to the watching world. Stars, bright stars, Can you love me? Will you be my mother?' Gillian Shields' poetic evocation of maternal love and Elizabeth Harbour's beautiful watercolours will melt hearts. This is an exquisite picture book for mothers and children to cherish.

About the Author

Gillian Shields

Gillian Shields was born and brought up in Yorkshire. As she grew up, she had two passions; books and theatre. Gillian’s love of books led her to read English at St Catharine's College, Cambridge. After university she studied acting in London, and then worked in a drama school for several years, becoming Vice-Principal.

Having children gave Gillian an excuse to carry on reading children’s books, as well as motivation to write them. She has a young son and a grown-up daughter, and is married to Brian, who works for the International Herald Tribune.

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32 pages


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Publication date

3rd July 2006



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