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    • ISBN:9780750296571
    • Publication date:21 Apr 2016

You are Stardust

Our Amazing Connections With Planet Earth

By Elin Kelsey
Illustrated by Soyeon Kim

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If people were planets, we'd be a lot like Earth ...

People are nature. From the water we drink to the trees we climb, we are connected to the natural world in big and surprising ways. With simple, poetic text, and exquisite artwork, You Are Stardust introduces kids to these connections - sparking their imaginations and starting conversations.

Combining the ideas of environmental author and educator Elin Kelsey with inventive, three-dimensional dioramas by artist Soyeon Kim, this remarkable picture book reveals ties that are often sensed, yet seldom explained. Children will learn that the salt in their body is the same as the salt in the ocean, that they learned to speak in the same way that baby birds do - by copying their parents, and that elephants, bats and whales make friends, just like they do. In a world dominated by technology, never have these connections between people and nature been more worth exploring.

Biographical Notes

Elin Kelsey (Author)
Elin Kelsey, PhD, is an internationally respected leader in the field of environmental science education, as well as the author of the award-winning book Not Your Typical Book About the Environment and other books for both adults and children. She consults around the world on environmental projects, and loves to explore nature with kids wherever she goes.

Soyeon Kim (Illustrator)
Soyeon Kim is a Toronto-based, Korean-born artist who specializes in work that merges real-world materials, fine sketching, and painting techniques to produce three-dimensional pieces.

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  • ISBN: 9781526360342
  • Publication date: 10 Aug 2017
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Wayland
This book teaches how we are inherently linked to our environment — Smallish Magazine
Clever, beautiful — Woman's Way
This glorious synthesis of art and science invites discussion about our place in the world, where we come from, how we change, and what makes us feel alive ... You are Stardust spectacularly shows how science is full of some of the best stories. A terrific book for nurturing curiosity and fostering a feeling of enchantment. — Playing By The Book
We are left with a sense of wonder at the miracle of it all - and the need to look after both our fragile planet and the precious ecosystem that is 'planet You' — The Story Cure
This book teaches how we are inherently linked to our environment
Clever, beautiful
This glorious synthesis of art and science invites discussion about our place in the world, where we come from, how we change, and what makes us feel alive ... You are Stardust spectacularly shows how science is full of some of the best stories. A terrific book for nurturing curiosity and fostering a feeling of enchantment.
We are left with a sense of wonder at the miracle of it all - and the need to look after both our fragile planet and the precious ecosystem that is 'planet You'
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