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The Star Tree

Published by NorthSouth Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster



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About The Book

Memory—and the Christmas spirit—can be powerful and miraculous!

In a little house, in a big city, an old man remembers Christmases long ago—when friends and family gathered to tell stories and sing carols and children made gold paper stars to welcome visitors.

Now the city is filled with skyscrapers, bright lights, and signs. Who would even notice old-fashioned paper stars hanging in a window?

But when the old man decorates a park tree with his basket full of paper stars—the whole community discovers just how powerful the Christmas spirit can be in this joyous holiday story.

“A quiet appeal for simple pleasures and old-fashioned celebrations.”—School Library Journal

About The Author

Gisela Cölle was born in Zweibrücken, Germany. She studied medicine, illustration, and comic drawing at the University of Applied Sciences for Art and Design in Hamburg. Before she started writing and illustrating picture books, she had primarily painted. She has received numerous awards for her picture books. Gisela Cölle has three children and many grandchildren and lives in Mainz, Germany.


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Raves and Reviews

"A quiet appeal for simple pleasures and old-fashioned celebrations."

– School Library Journal

Charming and simple impressionist art work carries a golden message for all of us.

– The Vermont Country Sampler

Cölle’s illustrations echo the rustic simplicity of the text. This timeless classic demonstrates that sometimes less can be more, and by taking that first step, a community can be brought together. You’ll feel inspired to cut out some stars too!

– Goodreads with Ronna

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