Jordi's Star by Alma Flor Ada

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Jordi, who lives alone on a barren mountain with only a small herd of goats for company, discovers a brightly shining star after a tremendous storm, and as he sets out on a search for flowers, moss, and stones to bring to his new friend, surprising things begin to happen on his mountain.
 

About Alma Flor Ada

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Alma Flor Ada was born in Camaguey, Cuba. She has studied and taught in Spain, Peru, and the United States. Her children's books have been published in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Spain, and the United Sates. A recipient of the Marta Salotti Gold Medal Award (Argentina) and the Christopher Award (United States), Alma Flor Ada has four children and three grandchildren. She lives in San Francisco, from where she embarks on many trips to places all over the world to look for the nature that she loves. copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.
 
Published October 1, 1996 by Putnam Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Education & Reference.

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Jordi has transformed the barren countryside and his devotion to the star has birthed in him a joy beyond measure: "Jordi could not understand how life had once seemed so sad and lonely to him, filled as it was with so many beautiful things to discover."

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