Bound To Stay Bound

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 Author: Pray, Faith

 Publisher:  Random House (2020)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [34] p., col. ill., 25 cm

 BTSB No: 730489 ISBN: 9781984892706
 Ages: 3-7 Grades: K-2

 Stars -- Fiction
 Kindness -- Fiction
 Fairy tales

Price: $21.46

In a dark, rainy, lonely world a girl's wish brings a star to earth, but its light fades until her acts of kindness make the star spark and flame.

   Kirkus Reviews (04/15/20)

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Booklist - 04/15/2020 In a fablesque tale with eloquent touches, a girl hopes her town’s seemingly endless rainy, dreary days will end. Unexpected opportunity arises when, after she wishes on a fountain, a glowing star appears. She ponders keeping it, but then determines that perhaps its light could make a difference for everyone, everywhere. But how to begin, and who could help? Residents of the fancy house on the hill aren’t interested, shopkeepers’ stores are closed, and people in the town square ignore her, leaving her discouraged and the star “wilted . . . small as a smudge.” But aided by the star, she finds little ways to make an impact, with the star growing each time, inspiring a succession of good deeds that “chased away the lonely dark. Lovely watercolor-and-pencil illustrations further the often-lyrical narrative as the girl gives her sweater to cold children early on, and a baker offers bread to diverse, gathered folks at end. An overall uplifting story that shows the effect caring, sharing, and connection can have on individuals and a community. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

Booklist - 04/15/2020 - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

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