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The Stuff of Stars

Written by Marion Dane Bauer & illustrated by Ekua Holmes
Published by Candlewick Press
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Before the universe was formed, before time and space existed, there was . . . nothing. But then . . . BANG! Stars caught fire and burned so long that they exploded, flinging stardust everywhere. And the ash of those stars turned into planets. Into our Earth. And into us. In a poetic text, Marion Dane Bauer takes readers from the trillionth of a second when our universe was born to the singularities that became each one of us, while vivid illustrations by Ekua Holmes capture the void before the Big Bang and the ensuing life that burst across galaxies. A seamless blend of science and art, this picture book reveals the composition of our world and beyond—and how we are all the stuff of stars.

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Mr. Staccato
Spent many carefree hours hunting clues with the Hardy boys and defending Redwall Abbey.
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The illustrations in this book are beautiful and abstract. Amidst a sea of colors, you see shapes take form. Despite this book being about the big bang and the creation of the Earth, a lot is left up to interpretation.

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English Degree, Former SAHM, Grammy Extraordinare
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Who Wrote The Stuff of Stars

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Marion Dane Bauer

Marion Dane Bauer is an award-winning author of more than one hundred books for young people, including the Newbery Honor Book On My Honor. Formerly on the faculty of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults, she now writes full-time. Marion Dane Bauer lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Who Illustrated The Stuff of Stars

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Ekua Holmes

Ekua Holmes is a native of Roxbury, MA, a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and a recipient of the 2013 NAACP Image Award. Her picture books include the Caldecott Honor book Voice of Freedom and the Coretta Scott King Award winners Out of Wonder and Stuff of Stars. She is assistant director of MassArt’s Center for Art and Community Partnerships. ekuaholmes.com

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780763678838
Publication Date:
September 4, 2018
ASIN/ISBN 10:
076367883X

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