Thursday, February 28, 2008

My Friend, the Starfinder by George Ella Lyon

Click here to find this book in the Library Catalog!Illustrated by Stephen Gammell

LC CIP Summary: Dazzled, a little girl listens to her old neighbor's story of following a falling star when he was a boy.He found it, too. He put it in her hands. But that's not all the starfinder has to tell. One day something found him. It's a story too good to keep. See for yourself.

Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers


Teresa said...

I love George Ella Lyon's way with words. The pictures work very well with the telling of this story. I would like to read what others think.

Clare said...

This is a beautiful story. I agree with Teresa,the illustrations flow in perfect harmony with the story.

Lyndi said...

A little girl has a friend in an old man she calls the Starfinder, mostly because he often tells the tale of how he found a star once, long ago, following it on its trail from the sky. He also tells the story of a day when he found himself at the end of a rainbow.

The illustrations are absolutely lovely... entirely awash with colors that played on my imagination and drew out the fantasy of what is actually a true retelling. The book itself is true, and the stories the Starfinder tells are the stuff dreams are made of. I loved this book, and I hope to someday soon add it to my collection.

Anonymous said...

This book is about a little girl who loves to hear stories from her neighbor, who she calls Starfinder. The neighbor tells her stories of how he, as a child, found a fallen star and a rainbow. This book definitely deserves to be on the Mock Caldecott list because the illustrations are breathtaking. The beautiful colors complement the story perfectly. This book would be great in a classroom. It could be used as an introduction to a writing lesson in which students are required to write about a person they know who has influenced their lives.

Jana said...

Wow! The illustrations and the story are beautiful. This is definitely a great pick for the Caldecott award. The illustrations enhance the story.
I would use the book to teach word choice or poetry at the elementary level. Kids would love this book!