How the Stars Came to Be
The Fisherman’s Daughter loved to dance in the sunlight, and bathe in the glow of the moon. But when the moon disappeared for a few nights each month, she worried about her father and how he would find his way home from the sea in the deep darkness. When the sun finds her sobbing one
night, he takes one of his rays and shatters it onto the ground, creating the stars and giving the girl the task of putting them into the dark night sky. This beautifully illustrated story gives us a new folk tale, and a new way to look up at the night sky.
Beautiful in every aspect.
The book: This is a story about how the sun helped a little girl light up the sky in the absence of the moon at night. She feared her father wouldn't find his way home without a light to guide him. So, the sun sends stars scattering them to the earth, and the girl's job is to place them deliberately in the sky to light up the world.
What I loved: Everything. First, the illustrations. I can't say enough about how completely beautiful this book is. Its look is unique and intriguing, adding to the sweet story. There's a lesson in these pages despite it being a short children's story. When the monkey steals the stars and splashes them across the dark sky in what's called a "smudge" that leads her father home just as much as the carefully and mindfully placed stars.
There is nothing to dislike in these pages. Absolutely nothing.
Final Verdict: A beautiful story for children from the illustrations to the story.