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Children's Fiction Visionary & Metaphysical

The North Star

illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

Candlewick Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2009
Visionary & Metaphysical, Emotions & Feelings, Classics
Recommended Age
3 to 7
Recommended Grade
p to 2
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2009
    List Price

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Ideal for graduates! A gorgeous new edition of the universal fable that has inspired seekers of all ages to follow their heart’s desire.

Ask yourself where it is you want to go. . . .

It is often said that life is a journey, and it’s true. But sometimes it’s hard to know which path to follow, when signs point in so many directions. In this beautifully illustrated book, Peter H. Reynolds once again encourages readers to observe, to wonder, and to consider diverging from the well-worn path—to pursue their dreams. Originally published ten years ago, The North Star has had a profound effect on its many readers. This edition, featuring all-new art, celebrates the book’s own decade-long voyage connecting people around the world. It has inspired classroom activities, a musical, and thousands more thoughtful journeys.

About the author

Contributor Notes

Peter H. Reynolds, a New York Times best-selling illustrator, is the creator of many acclaimed books for children, including The Dot, Ish, and So Few of Me. Peter’s mission continues daily with FableVision, the company he started with his twin brother, Paul, to create products and interactive media to help every journey. He lives and works in Dedham, Massachusetts.

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