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How The Stars Came To Be

Written by Poonam Mistry

Illustrated by Poonam Mistry

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Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 5+ readers Traditional Tales

Shortlisted for CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2021

This beautifully illustrated story, Poonam’s first title with Tate Publishing, is a folk tale for a new generation. How the Stars Came to Be gives us a different and magical way to understand the night sky.


How The Stars Came To Be Synopsis

Have you ever wondered how the stars came to be in the sky?

The Fisherman's Daughter loved to dance in the Sunlight, and bathe in the glow of the Moon, but when the moon would disappear for a few nights each month, she would worry about her father and how he would find his way home from sea in the deep darkness.

When the sun finds her sobbing one night, he takes one of his rays and smashes it onto the ground, creating the stars and giving the girl the task of putting them into the dark night sky. This beautifully illustrated story gives us a new folk tale, and a new way to look up at the night sky.

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ISBN: 9781849766630
Publication date: 03/10/2019
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781849766630
Publication date: 3rd October 2019
Author: Poonam Mistry
Illustrator: Poonam Mistry
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers
Genres: Fantasy / Magical, Traditional Tales

About Poonam Mistry

Poonam Mistry is a freelance illustrator living in the UK. She graduated in 2010 with a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration from the University of Hertfordshire. Her style incorporates her love of nature and her Indian roots and explores the relationships between pattern, shapes and colour. Poonam's upbringing and childhood have heavily influenced her work, in particular being surrounded by Indian fabrics, Kalamkari textiles, Madhubani paintings and hand painted ornaments. These patterns and intricate details are featured heavily in her style of work. She loves folklore tales and stories of Hindu Gods and Goddesses and these have been a rich ...

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