A young girl lives in a lonely, dreary place. She would really like to have a different life, one with light and warmth. One day, as she is feeding the fish at the fountain, she makes a wish that the dark and loneliness would be gone. A star appears. It is warm and beautiful, and she wants to keep it, but it doesn’t want to be hidden.
The girl decides to take it to a place high up in the town. She asks several people for help, but no one will help her. The star becomes gloomy and starts to shrink. But when the little girl finds someone who needs her help, she breaks off a piece of star and shares it. The star gets bigger and brighter each time she shares it with someone in need. Soon, things in the gloomy town begin to change.
Faith Pray has written a sweet allegory that will show little ones the importance of sharing without being didactic about it. The illustrations are soft and absolutely enchanting, with lovely details that will keep children engaged. They are the perfect accompaniment to the story. This book is a real winner.
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