The Star Tree

The Star Tree

The Star Tree
Catherine Hyde

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books

ISBN 9781847806727

It is midnight on Midsummer' s Eve and Miranda' s nightlight has gone out. She climbs on her rocking horse and makes a wish... And so begins a magical midnight journey with the great white owl, the little red hare, the big white bear, and the giant stag, all the way to the Tree of Constellations, where Miranda plucks one small star. The great white goose takes her safely home, where now the night light glimmers, star-like, as Miranda sleeps. A mysterious, magical picture book with beautiful, dreamlike illustrations.

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The Star Tree4/5

The Star Tree

Catherine Hyde

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In many ways The Star Tree is a dreamy book. The story follows Mia who dreams of flying away, which she does. Her night time adventures see her flying on a horse and an owl through the night sky, then sailing on a boat with a red hare and flying in a balloon with a white bear. The delightful chalk-like illustrations add to dreamlike quality of the narrative. The reader follows Mia to pick a star from the star tree and then finally back into her bed. The text is poetic and rhythmic in nature and will read aloud well during a book sharing time for a Key Stage 1 class. Picture book / Ages 5+ / Reviewed by Fiona Collins, consultant.

Reviewed by: Fiona Collins