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Shortlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2019 | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2019
Finding out that everyone is individual.
Julia Eccleshare's Picks for May 2019:
Everest: The Remarkable Story of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay by Alexandra Stewart
A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry
I Am A Tiger by Karl Newson
Stardust by Jeanne Willis
One little girl dreams of being a star. But whether it's finding Mum's lost wedding ring or winning the fancy-dress prize, her big sister always shines brighter. Yet for her grandad she is a star and, as he dries her eyes and they both gaze up at the night sky, he tells a story, the story of the beginning of the world. Everything and everyone is made of stardust, and we all shine in different ways. It's a lesson this little girl will never forget . . . and one day her dream comes true, and she finally realises her ambition to become an astronaut and fly up to the stars.
|Publication date:||29th August 2018|
|Illustrator:||Briony May Smith|
|Publisher:||Nosy Crow Ltd|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers|
Jeanne Willis is an award-winning children's author and scriptwriter. She had her first picture book published by Andersen Press at the age of 21, and since then she has won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize (Tadpole's Promise), the Nasen Special Needs Award (Susan Laughs), the Sheffield Children's Book Award (Who’s in The Loo) and the Red House Children's Book Award (Bottoms Up). Jeanne has also worked on scripts for TV, including Polly Pocket and The Slow Norris, and a pilot TV series for Dr Xargle. She lives in North London with her husband. Photo credit: Justine StoddartMore About Jeanne Willis