Wednesday, August 29, 2018

New Book Alert: The Stuff of Stars

Oh my word, this book.


The Stuff of Stars (2018) by Marion Dane Bauer and illustrated by Ekua Holmes arrives in stores on Tuesday. I was already a huge fan of Ekua Holmes' work (her illustrations for Voices of Freedom: Fammie Lou Hamer the spirit of the Civil Rights Movement won a Caldecott Honor and Out of Wonder was one of my favorites from last year), but her illustrations for this book are simply stunning. The use of color is always a strong signal of her work, but the use of marbling takes it to another level. I want to frame this book and hang it on my walls.

Stepping back from the illustrations (if you can), the text is also stunning. Marion Dane Bauer has created a sparse and lyrical text that weaves the entire story of the universe, from the Big Bang right up to today into a poem. This is a book I could see being used everywhere from science classrooms to a mentor text in language arts to a must-have gift for baby showers. You will want to see this one for yourself.

(An advanced review copy of the book was provided by Candlewick. All thoughts are my own.)

6 comments:

  1. I discovered just what I needed. I most certainly will make sure to do not forget this website and give it a look on a constant basis.toefl speaking samples

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm so happy to read this. This is the type of manual that needs to be given and not the accidental misinformation that is at the other posts. Appreciate your sharing this greatest doc. cheapest private jet

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hello my loved one! I wish to say that this article is awesome, great written and include almost all important infos. I would like to peer extra posts like this . rented bikes in wayanad

    ReplyDelete
  4. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to say that I've truly enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I will be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again soon! professional web development

    ReplyDelete
  5. Thank you for another great article. Where else could anybody get that type of information in such an ideal way of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I'm on the look for such information. a math tuition singapore

    ReplyDelete
  6. Heya i am for the first time here. I found this board and I to find It truly useful & it helped me out a lot. I hope to offer something again and help others like you helped me. HipVan home and furniture store

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...