Publication Date: September 5, 2023
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Ages 3 to 7, Grades P to 2
A luminous and tender retelling of the Christmas story from National Book Award nominee Mitali Perkins, author of Bare Tree and Little Wind, that is sure to become a cherished holiday favorite for families of faith.
Little Star likes her usual spot in the night sky over Bethlehem. Every night, she twinkles above the hills and hopes that nothing will change. But one night, Maker gathers the galaxy! Holy Night is coming, and Maker wants the planets, Moon, and the stars to all take part.
As Maker doles out jobs, Little Star holds back, each new role sounding too hard or too scary. But when Maker eventually calls on her to shine, Little Star discovers she is ready and able to welcome the Child and joins the other stars and planets in celebration.
Khoa Le's shimmering illustrations are the perfect complement to Mitali's unique take on the Christmas story. Readers young and old will be captivated by Little Star's journey as she discovers that Maker welcomes even the quietest gifts. Parents of faith will appreciate the message about the true gifts of Christmas and the foreshadowing of Jesus' mission of salvation, making it a book families can enjoy together year after year.
Story Locale:Excerpt from Holy Night and Little Star
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