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Kids Fiction 151
gorgeously illustrated new fairytale
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
A WAVE OF STARS is a lovely fairytale about moonbows and sea animals. Mimbi the seal and Kipo the turtle lived in the sea and loved to hear Octopus's stories. One night, he told them about moonbows and how if they ever look at one, they will be turned into humans. A few nights later, Mimbi and Kipo are playing after dark when they see a moonbow. Though they try to close their eyes, it is too late, and they transform into human children.

They swim to the shore where they cry for missing their home and friends. Luckily, a fisherman named William finds them and brings them back to his house, where he gives them food and a bed for the night. William also knows how they might turn back into sea creatures and helps them on their journey.

What I loved: This is absolutely gorgeously illustrated. Each page features lovely images that are beautifully detailed and depict the story really well. This story reminds me of older fairytales with a little bit of fear and sadness in them, though it has a happy ending. This is a really unique story that holds magical appeal.

What left me wanting more: As a small thing, the font is printed rather small and a little hard to read from a distance.

Final verdict: A new fairytale ideal for elementary aged children, A WAVE OF STARS is an enchanting tale of magic with absolutely stunning illustrations. Highly recommend for children who appreciate stories like the original THE LITTLE MERMAID and other tales from Hans Christian Anderson.
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