You Are a Star!

You Are a Star!

By Michael Parker; Judith Rossell (Illustrator)

Walker & Company, Hardcover, 9780802728418, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 18, 2012


When it's time to sleep, the night might seem dark and scary, but in this unique bedtime story, readers take a journey through the night sky to the moment a star is born. Starting as a fire in the sky that explodes into millions of pieces, stars eventually become part of Earth with all the living things on it-meaning that everyone has a little bit of stardust inside them. With a light dose of science and a reassuring tone, readers will know that they never have to be afraid of the dark as long as the stars are shining.

About the Author
Michael Parker is Professor of Bioethics and Director of the Ethox Centre at the University of Oxford, where his research focuses on the ethical implications of the clinical use of genetics and on the ethical aspects of collaborative global health research.

Judith Rossell worked as a government scientist (not a mad scientist, a normal kind of scientist), for a cotton spinning company (which made threads for t-shirts and tea bags), and studied textile design in Scotland before becoming a full-time author and illustrator. She has illustrated or written nearly a hundred children s books, including some by such internationally bestselling authors as Garth Nix and Jackie French. Jude lives in Melbourne, which is down in the bottom right corner of Australia, with a cat the size of a walrus. Visit her at