How The Stars Came To Be (Hardback)

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How The Stars Came To Be (Hardback)

How The Stars Came To Be (Hardback)

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A cute story of a daughters genisis of constelstions and the milky way to guide her fisherfather home lavisly illustrated. I haven't charted out my visits for the summer term, but I'm sure there are several in the south) and thanks so much for being so fantastic!

Poonam Mistry is a freelance illustrator living in Leicester who graduated in 2010 with a degree in graphic design and illustration from the University of Hertfordshire. A beautifully designed, deluxe edition of Poonam Mistry's CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal shortlisted children’s book, with a newly illustrated cover printed on a satin silk finish book cloth, with gold detailing and edges.

This is a lovely traditional tale which provides an alternative, yet enchanting, reason for the stars coming to exist in the sky. The Sun takes pity on her and shatters a golden ray into many pieces, which she is tasked with placing in the sky. Mistry's style so perfectly lends itself to this (original, I believe) fable about how a young girl placed stars in the heavens as way to help guide her fisherman father home on moonless nights. Clearly, this explains why some stars form certain images while others seem to have been placed randomly in the sky.

The daughter of a fisherman worries about her father when he is out in his boat at night, so is thankful to the moon for lighting his way. Is it possible he can help a weary Monkey, or might he interfere and thereafter smudge the work across the sky? The details in the patterns making up the larger pictures, the colors shining on the dark pages, the way this all enhances the story itself. Furthermore, her effort includes climbing higher and tighter toward Monkey when he smudges her sky star patterns. Another idea to use in the classroom related to this text would be to identify the main idea and use supporting details to explain it.It reminds me of a mix of traditional art from different cultures: I can see Indian Mehndi style influences, patterns that resemble West African cloth, and details on the animals that remind be of Australian Indigenous art also.

Poonam Mistry has invented her own ‘pourquoi’ or origin tale about how the stars came to be, lighting the night sky, and how they are arranged, some formed into the pictures seen in constellations, some distributed more randomly. How the Stars Came to Be" is a great read aloud for K-5, and could be read independently by older student (4-5). This folktale tells the origin story of how the stars we see in the sky and constellations came to be what they are. How the Stars Came To Be is about the story of a Fisherman's daughter who was worried about her father when the moon was not in the sky. Bring out all the adjectives and accolades for the visually-stunning illustrations in this picture book.

We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. The story is that a girl is afraid for her father, a fisherman, finding his way home when the moon does not shine any light down during its new moon phase. This beautifully illustrated paperback picture book gives us a new folk tale, and a new way to look up at the night sky. In this story, the sun sends down a ray of light that shatters, and the daughter is told to place them in the sky to provide light for her father.

This story has some of the most beautiful artwork, and gives children a great way to think about how the stars got to be in the places they are in, and why they make the constellations they do. She graduated in 2010 with a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration from the University of Hertfordshire. That the illustrations are paramount is evident in the choices of font colors, which tend to be darkish shades, and at times can be a trifle difficult to read. Mama Polar Bear tells her cubs about what lies outside their den, and reassures them not to worry or be frightened: ‘hush now, you’re snug with me.

After making many pictures of animals from the bag of stars she collected, a monkey steals the bag and spills them all over the sky. Mistry incorporates her Indian roots into her art, and draws from Indian folklore to create this tale. The Fisherman’s Daughter loved to dance in the sunlight, and bathe in the glow of the moon, but when the moon disappeared for a few nights each month, she worried about her father and how he would find his way home from the sea in the darkness of the night. Her style incorporates her love of nature and her Indian roots and explores the relationships between pattern, shapes and colour. Accompanied with incredibly stunning and intricate illustrations, this picture book would make a great addition to the bedtime routine.



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