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You Are Stardust


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ISBN13: 9781926973357
ISBN10: 1926973356
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You Are Stardust begins by introducing the idea that every tiny atom in our bodies came from a star that exploded long before we were born. From its opening pages, the book suggests that we are intimately connected to the natural world; it compares the way we learn to speak to the way baby birds learn to sing, and the growth of human bodies to the growth of forests. Award-winning author Elin Kelsey and#151; along with a number of concerned parents and educators around the world and#151; believes children are losing touch with nature. This innovative picture book aims to reintroduce children to their innate relationship with the world around them by sharing many of the surprising ways that we are all connected to the natural world.

Grounded in current science, this extraordinary picture book provides opportunities for children to use their imaginations and wonder about some big ideas. Soyeon Kimand#8217;s incredible diorama art enhances the poetic text, and her creative process is explored in full on the reverse side of the bookand#8217;s jacket, which features comments from the artist. Young readers will want to pore over each page of this book, exploring the detailed artwork and pondering the message of the text, excited to find out just how connected to the Earth they really are.

About the Author

Elin Kelsey is an internationally respected leader in the field of environmental science and education, as well as the award-winning author of Not Your Typical Book About The Environment and other books for children and adults. She consults around the world on environmental projects and is an adjunct professor at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and Royal Roads University. She lives in Pacific Grove, CA.

Soyeon Kim is a Toronto-based, Korean-born artist who specializes in work that merges real-world materials and fine sketching and painting techniques to produce three-dimensional pieces. She is a graduate of the Visual Arts program at York University in Toronto.

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Christa Price, January 17, 2013 (view all comments by Christa Price)
Elin Kelsey illuminates some amazing and beautiful connections in the natural world for the youngest readers. Some images I will always remember for instance, encouraging your child to blow a kiss to world and then picture the flowers that could bloom from the pollen that kiss spreads. The actual artwork is the perfect complement to the writing- sweet and whimsical dioramas made from Soyeon Kim's original drawings and real-world materials. The publisher has even set up a website to let curious little ones explore the science behind the book. A lovely treat at any age.
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Product Details

Kelsey, Elin
Owlkids Books
Kim, Soyeon
Science & Technology - Earth Sciences
Childrens Science
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
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Grade Level:
from P
Color illustrations throughout
10.25 x 8.25 in
Age Level:
from 4

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