You Are Stardust
Introduces readers to the extensive and surprising ways in which they're connected to the natural world around them.
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||11 September 2012 by Owlkids
||Illustrated by Kim, Soyeon
By Kelsey, Elin
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|Library of Congress
||Ecology, Human ecology
||School Textbooks & Study Guides: Maths, Science & Technical
Description of this Book
You Are Stardust begins by introducing the idea that every tiny atom in our bodies came from a star that exploded long before we were born. From its opening pages, the book suggests that we are intimately connected to the natural world; it compares the way we learn to speak to the way baby birds learn to sing, and the growth of human bodies to the growth of forests. Award-winning author Elin Kelsey -- along with a number of concerned parents and educators around the world -- believes children are losing touch with nature. This innovative picture book aims to reintroduce children to their innate relationship with the world around them by sharing many of the surprising ways that we are all connected to the natural world. Grounded in current science, this extraordinary picture book provides opportunities for children to use their imaginations and wonder about some big ideas. Soyeon Kim's incredible diorama art enhances the poetic text, and her creative process is explored in full on the reverse side of the book's jacket, which features comments from the artist. Young readers will want to pore over each page of this book, exploring the detailed artwork and pondering the message of the text, excited to find out just how connected to the Earth they really are.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
Commended for Parents Choice Awards (Spring) (2008-Up) (Picture Book) 2013
||Praise for Not Your Typical Book About the Environment: <br> Elin Kelsey has produced a highly engaging book . . . The illustrations are fantastic and make a complex subject -- conservation and sustainable living -- easy to understand. <br>-- Jane Goodall
Elin Kelsey is an internationally respected leader in the field of environmental science and education, as well as the award-winning author of Not Your Typical Book About The Environment and other books for children and adults. She consults around the world on environmental projects and is an adjunct professor at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and Royal Roads University. She lives in Pacific Grove, CA. Soyeon Kim is a Toronto-based, Korean-born artist who specializes in work that merges real-world materials and fine sketching and painting techniques to produce three-dimensional pieces. She is a graduate of the Visual Arts program at York University in Toronto.