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Laura's Star by Klaus Baumgart

Laura's Star

by Klaus Baumgart

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  Lauralee96 | Sep 17, 2017 |
Laura is lonely and is looking for a friend. One night she discovers an injured star that had fallen to the ground. She decides to take it home and make sure it gets better. Once its better, it disappears from her bed and back into the night sky. She sees it one night and knows she is not alone.
  taylortrost | Dec 2, 2015 |
Laura's Star was one of my favorite books when growing up. Laura is a lonely girl, longing for a friend to share all her secrets with. One night she see's a sparkling star fall from the sky, whens he retrieves the star she see's that a point fell off and she brings it to her room to mend it back together. The next morning the star is gone, and Laura becomes very upset. Though when she goes to bed that night the star has returned.
The illustrations in the story fit the written text and enhance the meaning of the story. The message of the story is to help children understand the meaning of friendship and that sometimes you need to do things for your friends even if that something means the world to you. ( )
  cwierz2 | Feb 9, 2015 |
Summary: Laura just moved to New York City. One night she sees a shooting star crash down to Earth and she goes after it. She finds it in the park and discovers that during its landing, one of its points was broken. She takes him home and puts a band aid around the point to fix it. Her younger brother, Tommy discovers that the star has the power to make people fly and bring stuffed animals to life. Laura becomes best friends with the star, but one day realizes that its powers weaken the longer it stays on Earth. She is forced to send the star back into the sky but he always looks down on her.
Genre: Picture Book
Review: The reason why I wanted to include this book is because it was my absolute favorite book growing up. The illustrations are enchanting and are perfect for the book. This book teaches about the common struggle of letting go. My mother sent it up to Oregon when I told her that I needed to read it for an assignment. Reading it again was so much fun! If you haven't read it yet, it really is a must read.
  mroque | Jun 7, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 188844424X, Hardcover)

Laura is often lonely and longs for a friend of her own. One night, she is leaning out of her window and sees a falling star. Quickly she runs downstairs and picks up the injured star from the pavement. She mends its broken tip and tenderly puts it on the pillow beside her. She tells it all her secrets and knows she has found a friend at last. But, when she wakes in the morning, the star has gone...

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A lonely little girl befriends a star that has fallen out of the sky, but when the star begins to get sick she must allow it to return home.

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