Stunningly illustrated by #1 New York Times bestselling artist Vashti Harrison, Hello, Star (written by Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic) is an inspiring story about a love of science and the importance of empathy.
When a young girl learns that a bright light in the sky is coming from a dying star, she promises to keep it company until the light goes out. Every night the girl reassures her friend that she is still there.
As the years pass, the girl learns everything she can about planets, space, and the universe, inspired by her dimming friend—until she realizes she needs to do something more.
"This book celebrates a child’s curiosity and compassion.... Share with your favorite future astronauts."―Kirkus Reviews
"Will illuminate a path for future curious children."―Booklist
"[In] this well-paced picture book ... Descriptive prose focuses on lyricism ... Harrison’s characteristically absorbing illustrations, rendered in colored pencil and digitally, make vivid use of chiaroscuro, offering mesmerizing, photorealistic spreads of skies and space in this narrative ideal for young astrophiles." -Publisher's Weekly
Featured on Barnes & Noble's Most Anticipated Kids' and YA Book Releases of September 2021 list.
"This gorgeous picture book combines STEM themes with social/emotional learning ... Vashti Harrison’s always stunning illustrations accompany Lucianovic’s compassionate story. I can’t wait to read a print copy of this to my science-loving daughter." —Book Riot's Must-Read October Children's Book Releases
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