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My Pet Star

By Corrinne Averiss
Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw

  • Hardback
  • £12.99

A magical, heartfelt story about a little girl who cares for a lost star. From BAFTA award-winning writer and CILIP Greenaway-nominated author Corrinne Averiss.

A magical story about the importance of kindness.

When a little girl finds a lost star, she takes it home and cares for it, just like a beloved pet. She reads it stories, makes it special snacks and tucks it into bed at night. The more she cares for the star, the brighter it glows. Until, one day, it's time to let go ...

A heartfelt story about caring for others, from BAFTA award-winning writer and CILIP Greenaway-nominated author Corrinne Averiss. Perfect for sharing at bedtime.

Biographical Notes

Corrinne Averiss (Author)
Corinne Averiss is a writer of thoughtful and humorous stories for children. Her work includes critically-acclaimed CILIP Greenaway-nominated picture book, A Dot in the Snow. Corinne has spent much of her life being a professional silly person in children's television: she created the four-time Children's BAFTA-winning Share a Story competition and has an animated series commissioned by CBeebies. She lives with her husband, daughter and guard-cat.

Rosalind Beardshaw (Illustrator)
Rosalind Beardshaw has illustrated many books for children. These include the award-winning Lulu series and the National Trust's A Walk in the Countryside series. She lives in York with her family.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781408353639
  • Publication date: 13 Jun 2019
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Orchard Books
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