The Same Stuff as Stars

The Same Stuff as Stars Cover

The Same Stuff as Stars

By Katherine Paterson

HarperCollins, Paperback, 9780060557126, 288pp.

Publication Date: April 13, 2004

Description

Angel Morgan's family is falling apart.

Her daddy is in jail, and her mother has abandoned Angel and her little brother, Bernie, at their great-grandmother's crumbling Vermont farmhouse. Grandma spends most of her time wrapped in a blanket by the wood stove.

There is one bright spot in Angel's world -- a mysterious stranger who teaches Angel all about the stars and planets and constellations. Carving out a new life proves harder than Angel ever imagined. But she feels a tiny spark of hope when she remembers what the stranger said -- that she is made of the same stuff as stars.