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When Molly Ate the Stars

Joyce Hesselberth
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A girl reaches for the stars, only to gobble them up in this enchanting picture book about selflessness, generosity, and friendship. Have you ever tasted the stars? On a cold, clear night, Molly gazes up at the bright stars above, which ...
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"Hesselberth gently conveys a strong yet never heavy-handed warning against selfishness…The nocturnal palette of wintry purples and deep blues is accented with complementary tints of pale orange and yellow…Readers won’t miss the gracefully delivered message."
—Kirkus Reviews

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A girl reaches for the stars, only to gobble them up in this enchanting picture book about selflessness, generosity, and friendship.

Have you ever tasted the stars? On a cold, clear night, Molly gazes up at the bright stars above, which look good enough to eat. If she could reach far enough surely it wouldn't hurt to try just one. Would it?

Luminous and dreamlike as a falling star, this gorgeously illustrated picture book is a modern fable that shares timeless truths—how the consequences of our actions affect those around us and how generosity and friendship glow brightest of all.

ENCOURAGES KINDNESS: This whimsical tale illustrates the importance of considering how our actions affect others and the enduring truth that happiness is more satisfying when shared.

A MODERN FABLE: This story reads like a classic fable with a quirky twist! Artful illustrations and a timeless story make for an unforgettable reading—and learning—experience.

ENCHANTING ART: Step into a dreamlike world created by acclaimed author and illustrator Joyce Hesselberth.

THE BEAUTY OF STARS: The starry night sky is both a beautiful image and a motif that captures the imagination. Little stargazers will love this book that captures the magic, mystery, and wonder of the stars.

Perfect for:
Parents and grandparents
Teachers and librarians

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 44
Size: 8 x 11 V
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years
Publication Date: 09/06/2022
ISBN: 9781797209401
Joyce Hesselberth is an author and illustrator of children's books. In addition to writing, Joyce teaches illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and she is the cofounder of Spur Design. As a kid, Joyce loved drawing fancy dresses adorned with stars. Years later, she remembered those starry drawings, and the idea for When Molly Ate the Stars took shape. Joyce lives with her family in Maryland. If you look up at the night sky, you might see some of the same stars that she does.

"Hesselberth gently conveys a strong yet never heavy-handed warning against selfishness…The nocturnal palette of wintry purples and deep blues is accented with complementary tints of pale orange and yellow…Readers won’t miss the gracefully delivered message."
—Kirkus Reviews