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The Star by Ute Blaich

The Star

by Ute Blaich

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Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering. Used & new from $7.41 Have one to sell? Don't have one? We'll set one up for you. The Star by Ute Blaich, Julie Litty (Illustrator), Sibylle Kazeroid (Translator), Julie Wintz-Litty (Illustrator) see larger photo List Price: $15.95 Price: $11.17 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25. See details. You Save: $4.78 (30%) Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours Used & new from $7.41 Reading level: Ages 4-8 Edition: Hardcover See more product details Editorial Reviews From School Library Journal Gr 1-3-On a bitterly cold Christmas Eve, Owl tries to explain the concept of Christmas to his hungry companions Raven, White Grouse, Sheep, and Mouse. They are confused and skeptical, especially when Owl tries to convince them that there are good human beings. He tells them about Christmas, which he calls "the Feast of Peace and Love." Sheep points out that humans eat meat during this celebration, and Owl has to agree. "People," he says, "have their own definition of peace and love." The others still aren't convinced, until a man and a child come out of the forest and leave the animals food so that they, too, can celebrate. Litty's elegant pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations effectively portray the stark, chilly landscape, and the animals all display distinctive personalities. The text is a tad stilted, yet there is humor, and the story does have an ultimately satisfying conclusion. Line justification changes from page to page, which makes the text a little difficult to read. Adults looking for a book to start a discussion about human nature and the true meaning of the season may find it worth the effort.-M. A. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc. Book Description It is a bitterly cold Christmas Eve, and in all the snowy landscape there is not a scrap of food to be had. The woodland creatures huddle together, cold and hungry, as Owl tells them the story of Christmas and its promise of peace and love among mankind. The other creatures are at first skeptical. In their experience humans are cruel predators to be feared and avoided. Then, to their surprise and delight, Owl's words prove true. A man and a boy come trudging through the snow, bringing food to the starving animals and the spirit of Christmas to all.

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Owl explains to the other hungry animals the meaning of Christmas, how the son of God brought love to the world, and his story is verified by an act of kindness from two humans.

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