The Same Stuff as Stars

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Harper Collins, 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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Katherine Paterson has the distinct honor of receiving two Newbery medals, one in 1981 for Jacob I Have Loved and another in 1978 for Bridge to Terabithia. In 1979 she received a Newbery honor for The ... Read full review

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Part D Family Paterson, K. (2002). The same stuff as stars. New York: Clarion Books. A father in jail, a careless mother, and a seven-year-old brother is what Angel Morgan knows about family, until ... Read full review

Contents

Wishing on a Star
1
The Saturday Visit
15
The Bear Went Over the Mountain
24
The Other Side of the Mountain
40
Hansel and Grizzle
50
Santy Claus
60
Star Man
71
Treasure Hunt
81
A Is for Astronomy
94
The Swan
107
Miss Liza of the Library
122
Know the Stars
137
To School We Go
151
Draco the Dragon
165
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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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