'There was a baby who had no mother, crying in the starlight. And as the stars burned, the baby’s tears called to the watching world. Stars, bright stars, Can you love me? Will you be my mother?' Gillian Shields’ poetic evocation of maternal love and Elizabeth Harbour’s beautiful watercolours will melt hearts. This is an exquisite picture book for mothers and children to cherish.
Gillian Shields was born and brought up in England, where she studied English and worked in a drama school for several years. She now looks after her family and teaches English and drama part-time, as well as writing for children. Her first book, Ben and Gran and the Whole, Wide, Wonderful World, was published by Macmillan in London. The Starlight Baby is Gillian's first book for Simon & Schuster.
Elizabeth Harbour studied illustration at the Royal College of Art. She now has a career as an artist, illustrator, and printmaker. Her debut children's book was A First Picture Book of Nursery Rhymes. Elizabeth lives in South London with her husband and two young children.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (October 17, 2005)