The Same Stuff as Stars

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HarperCollins, Apr 13, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 288 pages
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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.


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User Review  - Tanya - Goodreads

I wasn't sure what to expect. It took me a little while to get into the story but I read it in one sitting & wished it went on a little more. I loved the variety of characters & emotions. Can't wait to reccomend it to my students! Read full review

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User Review  - Alaya - Goodreads

I thought it was going to be like some lil kitty book, but it was a beautiful story. The main character was strong for her age, actually for any age and she is brave. This is definitley a book I would lend to a friend or read to my kids. Read full review


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Katherine Paterson was born in China, where she spent part of her childhood. After her education in China and the American South, she spent four years in Japan, the setting for her first three novels. Ms. Paterson has received numerous awards for her writing, including National Book Awards for The Master Puppeteer and The Great Gilly Hopkins, as well as Newbery Medals for Jacob Have I Loved and Bridge to Terabithia. Ms. Paterson lives with her husband in Vermont. They have four grown children.

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