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Posted by Tom, August 2, 2017

Take a look inside Stardust – a brand new picture book from Jeanne Willis and Briony May Smith

Next month we’re publishing an absolutely beautiful new picture book: Stardust, a wonderfully moving story by award-winning author Jeanne Willis, and beautifully illustrated by rising star Briony May Smith, creator of Imelda and the Goblin King.

Finished copies of the book have just arrived, and they look absolutely STUNNING – and today you can take a very look inside the book: we’re sharing an exclusive preview.

One little girl dreams of being a star. But whether it’s finding Mum’s lost wedding ring or winning the fancy-dress prize, her big sister always shines brighter. Yet for her grandad she is a star and, as he dries her eyes and they both gaze up at the night sky, he tells a story, the story of the beginning of the world. Everything and everyone is made of stardust, and we all shine in different ways. It’s a lesson this little girl will never forget . . . and one day her dream comes true, and she finally realises her ambition to become an astronaut and fly up to the stars.

Here’s a look inside the book:

Stardust will be in shops in September – you can pre-order your copy of the book here, and if you’d like to stay in touch with all of our book news, you can sign up to our books newsletter at this page, or with the form below.