Item description for What Star Is This? by Joseph Slate...
Overview As Mary and Joseph traveled to Bethlehem, another journey was taking place. High above the earth, a comet flew through the atmosphere with a purpose. Past smiling planets and reverent constellations it flew -- a magical light to show the way for the Wise Men to find Baby Jesus. Lyrical language and stunning paintings illuminate this enchanting journey that kids will want to follow Christmas after Christmas.
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Joseph Slate, a native West Virginian, has always loved to paint and write. "I majored in journalism at the University of Washington in Seattle, worked as a reporter on The Seattle Times, was an editor for Foreign Broadcast Information Service (Washington, D.C., California, and Tokyo), then took a degree in fine arts at Yale, although I never illustrated my own books. My painting took a direction that was at odds with the fine art of illustration." Ashley Wolff is a children's book author and illustrator in San Francisco, CA. She has created over 40 books.
Joseph Slate currently resides in Silver Spring, in the state of Maryland.
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Reviews - What do customers think about What Star Is This??
My son loves this! May 29, 2009
When we were at the restaurant, my 6 yrs old son found it. He read this book 4 times and said "this is a great jesus book. I'm goig to buy for my school!". He just started to going to Catholic school. We do not practice Catholic at home but he is learning great deal of Jesus and this book seems to capture his interest and imagination so well. The picture is very beautiful and simple text gives space for Children's imagination.
Is the star a comet? Jan 26, 2009
Do we know that the Christmas star was a comet? This book does have beautiful illustrations, but the whole premise is that the star is actually a comet. I've heard debate about what it was that the magi followed and feel uncomfortable reading this book as fact to my son.
A Sweet Book Jan 9, 2007
What a nice surprise we found in this story. It is the perfect Christmas book. The star goes through the galaxy and ends up shining over baby Jesus. Our grandchildren, ages 5 and 3, wanted it read over and over again.