You Are Stardust

You Are Stardust

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"You Are Stardust" begins by introducing the idea that every tiny atom in our bodies came from a star that exploded long before we were born. From its opening pages, the book suggests that we are intimately connected to the natural world; it compares the way we learn to speak to the way baby birds learn to sing, and the growth of human bodies to the growth of forests. Award-winning author Elin Kelsey along with a number of concerned parents and educators around the world believes children are losing touch with nature. This innovative picture book aims to reintroduce children to their innate relationship with the world around them by sharing many of the surprising ways that we are all connected to the natural world. Grounded in current science, this extraordinary picture book provides opportunities for children to use their imaginations and wonder about some big ideas. Soyeon Kim s incredible diorama art enhances the poetic text, and her creative process is explored in full on the reverse side of the book s jacket, which features comments from the artist. Young readers will want to pore over each page of this book, exploring the detailed artwork and pondering the message of the text, excited to find out just how connected to the Earth they really are. "show more

Product details

  • 3-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 214 x 264 x 12mm | 419.99g
  • Owlkids
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1926973356
  • 9781926973357
  • 10,944

Review quote

In "You are Stardust", Elin Kelsey works magic. This lyrical book effortlessly connects kids to their timeless origins, and the natural world, while teaching them science too. Soyeon Kim's playful illustrations will allow children's imaginations to run wild, even as they will hang on the book's every word. Bravo!--Juliet Eilperin (06/18/2012)show more

About Elin Kelsey

Elin Kelsey is an internationally respected leader in the field of environmental science and education, as well as the award-winning author of "Not Your Typical Book About The Environment" and other books for children and adults. She consults around the world on environmental projects and is an adjunct professor at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and Royal Roads University. She lives in Pacific Grove, CA. Soyeon Kim is a Toronto-based, Korean-born artist who specializes in work that merges real-world materials and fine sketching and painting techniques to produce three-dimensional pieces. She is a graduate of the Visual Arts program at York University in more

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Wow, what a gorgeous book! And such fascinating content! I was reading it aloud to my 2.5 year old today and she (as always) lost interest halfway through - I stopped reading it but my husband (who'd been listening in the kitchen) asked me to keep reading it aloud as he wanted to hear the rest of it! Another beautifully illustrated book with meaningful content for our children's library. A must more
by Amy Hooper
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