You Are Stardust

Hardcover | September 15, 2012

byElin KelseyIllustratorSoyeon Kim

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You Are Stardust begins by introducing the idea that every tiny atom in our bodies came from a star that exploded long before we were born. From its opening pages, the book suggests that we are intimately connected to the natural world; it compares the way we learn to speak to the way baby birds learn to sing, and the growth of human bodies to the growth of forests. Award-winning author Elin Kelsey — along with a number of concerned parents and educators around the world — believes children are losing touch with nature. This innovative picture book aims to reintroduce children to their innate relationship with the world around them by sharing many of the surprising ways that we are all connected to the natural world. 

Grounded in current science, this extraordinary picture book provides opportunities for children to use their imaginations and wonder about some big ideas. Soyeon Kim’s incredible diorama art enhances the poetic text, and her creative process is explored in full on the reverse side of the book’s jacket, which features comments from the artist. Young readers will want to pore over each page of this book, exploring the detailed artwork and pondering the message of the text, excited to find out just how connected to the Earth they really are.

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You Are Stardust begins by introducing the idea that every tiny atom in our bodies came from a star that exploded long before we were born. From its opening pages, the book suggests that we are intimately connected to the natural world; it compares the way we learn to speak to the way baby birds learn to sing, and the growth of human b...

ELIN KELSEY is an internationally respected leader in the field of environmental science and education, as well as the award-winning author of Not Your Typical Book About The Environment and other books for children and adults. She consults around the world on environmental projects and is a Research Fellow at the Cairns Institute, Jam...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 10.56 × 8.58 × 0.37 inPublished:September 15, 2012Publisher:Owlkids Books Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1926973356

ISBN - 13:9781926973357

Customer Reviews of You Are Stardust

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved this! I loved the science behind this and the unique diorama pictures.
Date published: 2015-09-09

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Editorial Reviews

"Fodder for both sides of the brain, You Are Stardust helps the young ones identify design within the chaos and realize that science and art are sometimes very much the same thing."
- Stacey Pavlick - Spectrum Culture - 20131119