*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*
Title: Hello, Star
Author: Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic
Illustrator: Vashti Harrison
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 19, 2021
Synopsis from Goodreads:
When a young girl learns that a bright light in the sky is coming from a dying star, she promises to keep it company until the light goes out. Every night the girl reassures her friend that she is still there. As the years pass, the girl learns everything she can about planets, space, and the universe, inspired by her dimming friend—until she realizes she needs to do something more.
This book is absolutely breath-taking. Gorgeous images combined with a moving story, it’s a great book for young readers to dive into. It speaks to pursuing your dreams and never giving up, no matter how great the task. Young female readers especially will find this protagonist inspiring and her story gripping.
A young girl makes a promise to a supernova and spends her life in pursuit of fulfilling this promise. It leads her to university and eventually right into space where she fulfills not only her promise, but her lifelong dream. This book has a touch of melancholy to it so it is both moving and a bit sad, but overall, it is a story of human experience and it is just beautiful.
Harrison’s illustrations, as always, are striking and complement this story perfectly. I am so excited to sit down with my little reader and go through this book. It is amazing story of hard work, dedication, and perseverance.