The Star Jumped Over the Moon
A tiny yellow star lives in a blossoming apple tree, although he’d give anything to join the others in the night sky. As the days pass and the seasons change, he notices how different he is from the other creatures who share his home. He dances and hops from branch to branch trying to find some semblance of happiness, but the glistening nighttime sky makes him yearn to be up there too. One day, when workers begin sawing away at his shelter, chopping it limb by limb, he knows it’s time to say “goodbye” to his beloved apple tree and take that giant leap of faith.
This is a precious and heartfelt story bound to touch the lives of many, especially those who dream of having the courage to take an important step in their lives. They’ll be able to relate to the little star and his fear of failure as well as his resistance to leave all he’s ever known.
The breathtaking illustrations throughout add immeasurable fortitude to the text. Their gorgeous hues and acute details will pull readers in, captivating their senses. Additionally, the poetic style and rich literary quality make this ideal for use in early elementary school classrooms.
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