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The Starkeeper

The Starkeeper


The Starkeeper

About the Book

A fallen star and one child's kindness lead to a chain of good works that change her town from a dreary, dark place to one of dazzling brightness.

When a girl finds a fallen star, she decides to keep it hidden. But this star encourages kindness and needs to shine, so it comes out from the shadows. At first the glow from the star starts to fade, and the girl worries--maybe she's not a very good starkeeper. Then a chance gesture of kindness seems to brighten the star, and soon this kindness leads to a chain of good works that light up the once-dreary town.

The art of the book follows the star's journey and lights up more and more with each act of kindness.

Product Details

On sale: June 9, 2020
Age: 3-7 years
Grade: Preschool - 2
Page count: 40 Pages
ISBN: 9781984892706
Reading level: Lexile: AD480L | Fountas/Pinnell: M

Author Bio

FAITH PRAY (yes, that's her name by marriage) is an author-illustrator from the Pacific Northwest who regularly wrangles four wildebeests (twins plus two) and two cats. She is passionate about books, literacy, and rainstorms. Coming from a family of artists, when a stroke left this young mother struggling to find herself as a writer again, she started making art. She works in pencil and watercolor with a sprinkling of digital magic on top. For more information, go to faithpraybooks.com, and follow @faithpray7 on Twitter and @faith.pray on Instagram.


“Illustrations elevate this tale of hope and empowerment.” —Kirkus Reviews

“An overall uplifting story that shows the effect caring, sharing, and connection can have on individuals and a community.” —Booklist

Fresh with unexpected twists. . . . The girl’s winsome expressions draw readers in, and the glowing star symbolizes the power of good deeds, no matter how small.” —Publishers Weekly

“An uplifting story of kindness and perseverance. . . . The story’s message can be applied to a variety of difficult situations where positivity and compassion are needed, and is presented in a way that’s easy for young readers to understand.” —School Library Journal