Stella's Starliner by Rosemary Wells


Stella's Starliner by Rosemary Wells

Stella lives in a sparkling home on wheels that's as silver as a comet in the sky. Inside are lots of cupboards and hiding places, and even a sofa that turns into a bed! Her home is called the Starliner, and it has everything Stella and her mummy and daddy need to be happy. Until, that is, some big weasels pop up along the road, saying mean things about the Starliner. Mummy comes to soothe away the hurt, and Daddy hitches their home to a truck and drives it away to a brand-new place, where Stella meets friends who are as enchanted as she is with her shiny home. Happily, one person's old tin can is truly another person's silver palace!


With its underlying themes of difference, acceptance, security, loss of innocence, resilience and what really makes home a home, this story, told in an effectively colloquial style, offers plenty of food for thought and discussion. In particular I'd want to talk with children about what to me at least, is the somewhat enigmatic and surprising ending, Wells

; the faces are enchanting Red Reading Hub This is a delightful book with the vivid text beautifully matched with the strong graphics, enabling the reader to become immersed in the story. Children's Books Ireland Recommended Read

About the Author

Rosemary Wells has written and/or illustrated more than 120 books for children and has received many awards. She is the author-illustrator of Love Waves, the creator of the Max and Ruby stories, and the illustrator of My Very First Mother Goose and Here Comes Mother Goose, both edited by Iona Opie. Rosemary Wells lives in the USA in upstate New York.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

6th March 2014



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