Stars by Mary Lyn Ray

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A star is how you know it’s almost night.
As soon as you see one, there’s another, and another.
And the dark that comes doesn’t feel so dark.
What if you could have a star?


From acclaimed author Mary Lyn Ray and two-time Caldecott Honor winner Marla Frazee comes this tender, evocative—and profound—exploration of stars both near and far.
 

About Mary Lyn Ray

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Author Bio: Mary Lyn Ray has published eleven picture books including Stars, Pumpkins, and Mud. Almost all of her books have received starred reviews and various commendations, and as well as inclusion on best-of-the-year lists. Her most recent book, New York Times Bestseller Stars, received the Booklist Editors' Choice, Bulletin Blue Ribbon, and four starred reviews from publishing journals. Illustrator Bio: Steven Salerno is the illustrator of eighteen picture books for children, including Brothers at Bat, Mrs. Wow Never Wanted a Cow, Pantaloon, and Bebe Goes Shopping. He has illustrated the words of famous authors Margaret Wise Brown and Bill Martin Jr. Steve's whimsical illustrations have also appeared in magazines, newspapers, and advertisements for such clients as The New Yorker, American Express, The Wall Street Journal, Coca Cola, The New York Times, Barnes & Noble, Microsoft, and IBM.
 
Published October 4, 2011 by Beach Lane Books. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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A poetic paean to stars both real and metaphorical brings the heavenly down to readers without robbing it of mystery.

Sep 27 2011 | Read Full Review of Stars

Publishers Weekly

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Rather, most of the vignettes are moments of reverie that come from staring at a night sky, sitting on a fence (“Yellow stars on pumpkin vines become October pumpkins”), or blowing on a dandelion (“...you blow thousands of stars into the sky).

Aug 15 2011 | Read Full Review of Stars

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Dinosaurs Stars of the Show by Amie Zordel and illustrated by Joanna Borrero is a wonderful addition to the library of any family who believes in Biblical Creationism and not "millions and millions" of years ago.

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The "Epilogues" are the heart of each volume as Childs and March interview band members and occasionally family members who discuss their memories of stardom and then provide updates on their individual careers after their fame waned.

Dec 18 2012 | Read Full Review of Stars

Review (Barnes & Noble)

It's plain that since his first professional publication in 1941 (the story "Pendulum", co-authored with Henry Hasse) to his small nostalgic essay in the special Science Fiction issue of The New Yorker -- a career of some seventy years -- Bradbury succeeded in turning out a steady freshet of idio...

Jun 06 2012 | Read Full Review of Stars

Common Sense Media

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that this richly illustrated book is an ode to stars -- the ones up in the sky, the star shapes kids find all around them, and the star-like qualities they can find within themselves.

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The beginning endpapers sport a faint blue sky with puffy clouds, while the opening page grows a little darker and features a single star and a single sentence: “A star is how you know it’s almost night.”.

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Portland Book Review

I bet you will find something that will interest you wp.me/P2DwkQ-bv0 5 stars for a cleverly devised mystery set in PDX a must read for the tween reader in your family wp.me/p2DwkQ-cmT http://t.co/FN0NuUFC If you have ever looked up in the night sky and gazed at the beauty of the stars, th...

Sep 17 2012 | Read Full Review of Stars

Portland Book Review

I bet you will find something that will interest you wp.me/P2DwkQ-bv0 5 stars for a cleverly devised mystery set in PDX a must read for the tween reader in your family wp.me/p2DwkQ-cmT http://t.co/FN0NuUFC If you have ever looked up in the night sky and gazed at the beauty of the stars, th...

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