Item description for The Light of Stars by Karen J. Stringer Phyllis Glowatsky...
The Light of Stars speaks to the rhythm of the sea, the cycle of birth, life and death, and how the light of the spirit shines forever. A little girl and small white dog wandering the beach discover the story of the starfish who are born from stars to play upon the ocean. When the stars become tired and lonely for the sky, their light returns to the heavens to shine upon earth. This comforting fable reaasures and sustains both children and adults in times of loss and grief.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Light of Stars?
Children & Adult comfort and support Dec 21, 2005
Excellent book both in the story and illustrations! This book will suit people of all ages, even those not dealing with the issues addressed in the story.
Comforting Story Prompts Insight Jul 14, 2004
Complemented by lovely illustrations, this wonderful story not only enlightens one's understanding of the mysteries associated with death, but promotes inner peace. Having studied children's literature for over 30 years, I recognize the poignancy of The Light of Stars; though, at first, the selection appears to be a children's book, it soon becomes apparent how the words, images and underlying message also comfort adults.
The Light of Stars makes an excellent choice for personal and professional libraries. Additionally, it's an ideal gift for youngsters and adults facing, or who've experienced, a personal loss.
Sensitive and Touching May 28, 2004
The Light of the Stars addresses timeless questions about the nature of our existence and our place in the world using language accessible to children that will resonate with adults. Glowatsky weaves her beautiful fable of a young girl and her small white dog as they walk along the beach using recurring images of nature (the sea, the tide, the stars) to reinforce the cycles of life and offer comfort to young and old alike. This book will become a mainstay for counselors, teachers, parents, or anyone guiding children through the world of loss and grief. With The Light of the Stars, we have another wonderful addition to the library of biblio-therapy books for children!
A Book of Beauty and Hope! May 23, 2004
Phyllis Glowatsky has produced a truly lovely book, written with a simplicity and a depth that rarely comes along in children's literature. A story about dying and even moreso about our living, "The Light of Stars" is a very human tale. This book will find an enduring place with families, schools and caregivers for years to come. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
A Spectacular Journey Through Grief May 21, 2004
"The Light of Stars" brings a comforting awareness to the grief process. This book is an excellent reference for any adult who is leading a child through a period of grief or death. Through its colorful pictures and moving conversation between the little girl and dog, a person becomes touched by the greater reality of life and death in the world around us. The story will not only touch the youth but will also help the child in every adult, because in times of grieving we all become young at heart.