The Starkeeper (Hardcover)

By Faith Pray

Random House Books for Young Readers, 9781984892706, 40pp.

Publication Date: June 9, 2020

Other Editions of This Title:
Library Binding (6/9/2020)

List Price: 17.99*
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A fallen star and one child's kindness lead to a chain of good works that change her town from a dreary, dark place to one of dazzling brightness.

When a girl finds a fallen star, she decides to keep it hidden. But this star encourages kindness and needs to shine, so it comes out from the shadows. At first the glow from the star starts to fade, and the girl worries--maybe she's not a very good starkeeper. Then a chance gesture of kindness seems to brighten the star, and soon this kindness leads to a chain of good works that light up the once-dreary town.

The art of the book follows the star's journey and lights up more and more with each act of kindness.

About the Author

FAITH PRAY (yes, that's her name by marriage) is an author-illustrator from the Pacific Northwest who regularly wrangles four wildebeests (twins plus two) and two cats. She is passionate about books, literacy, and rainstorms. Coming from a family of artists, when a stroke left this young mother struggling to find herself as a writer again, she started making art. She works in pencil and watercolor with a sprinkling of digital magic on top. For more information, go to, and follow @faithpray7 on Twitter and @faith.pray on Instagram.

Praise For The Starkeeper

   • “Illustrations elevate this tale of hope and empowerment.” – Kirkus Reviews

   • “An overall uplifting story that shows the effect caring, sharing, and connection can have on individuals and a community.” - Booklist