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Once upon a Christmas, there was an old woman who lived in a hut at the edge of the forest, with only her old dog, Uproar, to keep her company. The old woman had only one wish: to celebrate a real Christmas, with a tree and presents and candles and food. Just once.High up in the heavens, Star Mother’s youngest child makes a wish, too. “Mother!” he wails, “just once I wantOnce upon a Christmas, there was an old woman who lived in a hut at the edge of the forest, with only her old dog, Uproar, to keep her company. The old woman had only one wish: to celebrate a real Christmas, with a tree and presents and candles and food. Just once.High up in the heavens, Star Mother’s youngest child makes a wish, too. “Mother!” he wails, “just once I want to celebrate Christmas like they do down there!” So Star Mother sends him to earth, where he finds a hut and knocks on the door . . .In this original, heartwarming fable, Louise Moeri tells the story of an unlikely friendship and how it made two Christmas wishes come true."In three words I can state clearly why I wanted to be a part of the children's book field: Trina Schart Hyman. In 1975, the year I graduated from college, I won a literary prize for my own writing and with the money I bought books. One book in particular altered the course of my life: STAR MOTHER'S YOUNGEST CHILD. Both the story and Trina's heartfelt illustrations propelled me to be a part of the wondrous world of children's books. I still have my first edition copy, a bit tattered from frequent readings and poring over Trina's artwork. Whenever I needed encouragement this book, with all its magic, gave me that artistic boost." Olivier Dunrea, author....

Title : Star Mother's Youngest Child
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ISBN : 9780618616831
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 48 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Star Mother's Youngest Child Reviews

  • Margaret
    2018-10-17 05:33

    My mother used to read this book to us every Christmas. It is a sweet story about acceptance, appearances, and what it means to celebrate a holiday. It has lovely black-and-white drawings that I remember pouring over every year while my mother read it aloud.Any time one of us has rumpled or spiky hair, my brothers and I say, "you look like star mother's youngest child!"

  • jennifer
    2018-09-23 07:33

    illustrative message about the purpose of the season itself seen through the actions of two misfits who make christmas bright. good reminder to all of us who "over do" christmas and forget the beauty of simple gifts! may we all realize we have "enough".

  • melanie
    2018-09-30 09:24

    Another annual Christmas read. This is a sweet little story that also freaks my kids out a bit because the old lady is so grumpy and mean. It makes a nice change from all the sickly-sweet stories out there.

  • Katrina
    2018-10-06 07:51

    A tiny little children's book , sweet and funny, about Christmas. A star child visits an old reclusive woman in the forest on Christmas Eve and......you'll see what happens:)

  • Andd Becker
    2018-10-19 08:51

    This heartwarming story has perfect alignment of text and visuals.The emotive power is substantial.Place this little book with your holiday decorations. Read it aloud every year and relive the miracle.

  • Jana
    2018-10-10 04:46

    The pictures are not among the best looking, on the other hand characters are no beauties either. Nevertheless very charming story about one Christmas in one hut of an old women, which reminded me so much of my own grandma in a way she lived...no shower, toilet outside house, water in a pump.

  • Lara
    2018-09-30 12:30

    A darling Christmas story.

  • Becky Straub
    2018-09-19 10:45

    MSBC's December selection. Lovely story from my childhood. Favorite Christmas story of mine and my mother. Beautiful pictures and a sweet story about finding joy in the little things.

  • Teri
    2018-10-11 10:48

    This was the 30th Anniversary Edition. It is a very small paperback. Would like a hardcover, nicer edition. Sweet, charming little story. Would be a good discussion book.

  • Jennifer
    2018-10-14 05:42

    This is an old, small book with a lot of words. Good to read to an elementary kid one-on-one, or for said child to read to himself. Good story.

  • Rachel Albino
    2018-10-20 10:48

    Delightful book reminding us of the true gift of Christmas

  • Linda
    2018-09-27 11:40

    This is one of our favorite stories to read at Christmas, magical and surprising. It's time to count our blessings!