My Friend, the Starfinder

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My Friend, the Starfinder

By George Ella Lyon; Stephen Gammell (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books, Hardcover, 9781416927389, 40pp.

Publication Date: February 5, 2008



a little girl listens

to her old neighbor's story

of following a falling star

when he was a boy.

He found it, too.

He put it in her hands.

But that's not all

the starfinder has to tell.

One day something

found him.

It's a story

too good to keep.

See for yourself.

About the Author
George Ella Lyon is the author of "Trucks Roll!" and "Planes Fly! "Now, "Boats Float!", cowritten with her son Benn, adds a new mode of transport to this travel series. Among George Ella s other books are the ALA Notable "All the Water in the World "and "What Forest Knows". A novelist and poet, she lives with her family in Lexington, Kentucky. Visit her online at

Stephen Gammell is the beloved illustrator of more than fifty books for children, including "Song and Dance Man" by Karen Ackerman, which received the Caldecott Medal, and two Caldecott Honor Books: "The Relatives Came" by Cynthia Rylant, "Where the Buffaloes Begin" by Olaf Baker, and "The Secret Science Project That Almost Ate Our School "by Judy Sierra. Mr. Gammell lives with his wife, Linda, in St. Paul, Minnesota.