The Stuff of Stars

By BAUER, Marion

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ISBN
9780763678838
Publisher
Candlewick


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on September 1, 2018  |  Picture Books

K-Gr 4—Poetic language and dazzling illustrations link the big bang to a child's birth in this striking picture book. Starting "in the deep, deep dark" where "a speck floated, invisible as thought, weighty as God," lyrical language describes the big bang ("in a trillionth of a second…our universe was born)," then moves to the creation of stars, planets, and life. Hand-marbled paper and collage images brilliantly capture the movement and mystery of the words. Opening spreads of black and purple swirls dramatically shift to blast...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2018

From darkness, we experience the Big Bang, the birth of the universe, and the emergence of life on Earth. Holmes, known for her striking collage art (Voice of Freedom, rev. 9/15; Out of Wonder, rev. 5/17) breathes life and depth into Bauer's ambitious poem, with a new look: marbled paper. On some spreads, the marbling serves as a semi-abstract representation, while on others it is combined wi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on March 1, 2019

From darkness, we experience the Big Bang, the birth of the universe, and the emergence of life on Earth. Holmes breathes life a...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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