How The Stars Came To Be (Hardback)

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How The Stars Came To Be (Hardback)

How The Stars Came To Be (Hardback)

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I was at my last school for 4 years and we had ********* book fairs every term – and every term, I was disappointed by the narrow range of books. Folklore tales and stories of Hindu Gods and Goddesses have been a rich source of inspiration in a number of her illustrations. This book would be a great way to compare world folklore with newer stories, just as modern variations on fairytale are used. Mistry incorporates her Indian roots into her art, and draws from Indian folklore to create this tale. This book should be introduced for this genre because it is a perfect example of folklore with images that seem to fit the way that the story is told, making it easier to understand.

Poonam Mistry has invented her own ‘pourquoi’ or origin tale about how the stars came to be, lighting the night sky, and how they are arranged, some formed into the pictures seen in constellations, some distributed more randomly. I actually didn’t know it would be a children’s book and I plan to gladly donate it to my local library who does not have a copy. Her style incorporates her love of nature and her Indian roots, exploring the relationships between pattern, shapes and colour Being brought up surrounded by Indian fabrics, paintings and ornaments have heavily influenced her work. The Fisherman's Daughter has an eye for patterns and carefully considers where each one should go, creating certain patterns as she works. Another idea to use in the classroom related to this text would be to identify the main idea and use supporting details to explain it.

This beautifully illustrated paperback picture book gives us a new folk tale, and a new way to look up at the night sky.

Therefore, this story would be helpful for illustrating to children that when a great deal of effort and care is put into a project or activity, there are great rewards. That the illustrations are paramount is evident in the choices of font colors, which tend to be darkish shades, and at times can be a trifle difficult to read. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. The sun takes pity on the girl and throws a golden ray of light down to earth, where it shatters into a million glittering pieces. Your words, like your reviews, bring books to life and give them a voice before the front cover is even turned.

Clearly, this explains why some stars form certain images while others seem to have been placed randomly in the sky. It reminds me of a mix of traditional art from different cultures: I can see Indian Mehndi style influences, patterns that resemble West African cloth, and details on the animals that remind be of Australian Indigenous art also. Therefore, Bookwagon is delighted to read and recommend another title by this distinct and wonderful creator. I have even talked the head into a little revamp of the library so that we can display them properly!

A cute story of a daughters genisis of constelstions and the milky way to guide her fisherfather home lavisly illustrated. Poonam’s upbringing and childhood have heavily influenced her work, in particular being surrounded by Indian fabrics, Kalamkari textiles, Madhubani paintings and hand-painted ornaments. It was such a pleasure to meet you both, and I really appreciated how smoothly and professionally you ran everything.Mistry's style so perfectly lends itself to this (original, I believe) fable about how a young girl placed stars in the heavens as way to help guide her fisherman father home on moonless nights.



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