Dream Star Stories by Traci-Jo CritchlowDream Star Stories by Traci-Jo Critchlow

Dream Star Stories

byTraci-Jo Critchlow

Paperback | May 15, 1999

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This is a wonderful book for those who love dreams. Follow our various characters as they spread dreams to all the children of the world. The full-color illustrations and the full-of-fun stories and poems tell of the whimsical adventures of many wonderful dreamers.
Title:Dream Star StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.1 inPublished:May 15, 1999Publisher:ETHNIC ENTERPRISESLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0968159621

ISBN - 13:9780968159620

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Read from the Book

Dream Star Stories   The Dream Star Man   In days long ago Dream Stars were found in fields and on hills lying among the long grass and wild flowers. Boys and girls would lie on the Dream Stars and have marvelous, many-coloured, magical dreams.   Then, one day, it began to rain. It rained so hard that all the Dream Stars floated up into the sky to get out of the water. And there they stayed. The children had no more magical dreams.   A short while after this, the Dream Star Man wandered into town. The children heard his song as he came:       Oh, I am the Dream Man; I gather the stars     for children on Jupiter, Venus and Mars.     And if you can't find them, I and my tree     will gather up Dream Stars for children to see.     For there are plenty of dreams up in the hills,     and down in the valley by trickling rills.     I with my Dream Tree will all of them sweep     to sprinkle on children in bed and asleep.   The children ran to tell him the Dream Stars had gone.   Don t worry, said the wandering Dream Star Man, I know just how to bring back your dreams.   With his weird tree he gathered magical Dream Stars from the sky and hung them on its branches. Then he shook his tree in every child's room so that the magical Dream Stars drifted all over.   That night the children once more had marvelous, many-coloured, magical dreams. And to this day the Dream Star Man gathers the Dream Stars from the sky so that children may dream as they sleep.

Editorial Reviews

Dream Star StoriesPenticton Herald, August 27, 1999Reviewer: Penny Smith Dollies and Dragons and Wizards. Such is the stuff of children's dreams. But where do theycome from? The answer, of course, is the Dream Star. Dream Star Stories, a children's book by Traci-Jo Critchlow,is a collection of the things a child wants to know about Dream Stars - how theygot into the sky, what happens when the dreams are used up, dream beads, andwhere they come from. And no collection would be complete without the tales ofextra special people who ask and receive special miracles. Chester who dreams ofbeing the first frog astronaut, or Flora, a dolly who wants to dream like herreal children friends, and Laura who loves yellow but dreams of a rainbow. Did you know Dream Stars love to tickle the tails ofsleeping dogs, cats, mice and such, to give animals their special dreams aswell? Traci-Jo tells her dream tales in rhyming and free verseand lovely short stories. From the Dream Star Man to wonderful Whizzing Wizards,the tales are delightful and full of imagination and fun. What adds much to the book are the charming full colourillustrations by Traci-Jo's father. Each story comes with its own specialpicture, full of whimsy and fun. Chester the frog hangs from the moon, whileFlora rides a colourful unicorn. On the final page a dashing Wizard sprinkles Dream Stars ashe flies by in his unique plane. I found the pages bright and interesting, as did my18-month-old granddaughter. Perhaps too young to understand the stories, shenonetheless enjoyed the beautiful pages. And, of all the tales, I found thestory about that most famous of all nursery rhyme cows absolutely entrancing.