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Written by Sharon King-Chai

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Starbird Synopsis

A stunning book shimmering with shiny silver foil throughout, from the astonishingly talented Sharon King-Chai, illustrator of Animalphabet written by Julia Donaldson. WINNER of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Shadowers' Choice Award 2021. Starbird is a magical story about love, freedom, and the wisdom of children. Starbird's songs weave the richest dreams and delight all who hear him, but when the Moon King traps him in a cage as gift for his daughter, the colour and life in his voice begin to drip away. While the Moon King is blinded by greed and selfishness, his young daughter can clearly see the injustice and cruelty of his actions. A heartfelt, lyrical story that shows the importance of standing up for what is right.

Starbird Press Reviews

An idyllic folktale woven by an expert storyteller and illustrated with a magical touch. * Little London magazine *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509899562
Publication date: 5th September 2019
Author: Sharon King-Chai
Publisher: Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 40 pages

About Sharon King-Chai

Sharon King-Chai is an enormously talented designer, illustrator and writer. Having grown up in Australia, she moved to London in 2003 and since then has brought her style and eye for beautiful design to album artwork, book covers, stationery and her own books Lucy Ladybird, Snail Mail and Animalphabet, a collaboration with Julia Donaldson. Sharon has a passion for innovation, and her artwork and clever use of paper cutting and finishes encourage the reader to think differently about the pages they hold in their hands.

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