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“If you have no intention of loving or being loved, then the whole journey is pointless.”

A stirring, beautifully written story that will swell you heart chapter by chapter.  Part epic adventure, part character study–you will not want to miss the chance to meet Edward.

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You don’t say, giant squid??  Look out for that whale!!


A stargazing boy decides that he would like to catch a star of his own. He devised many plans to reach one, but none of them pan out. He walks along the beach, sad but hopeful that one, “might wash up on the shore.” After a long time of watching and waiting, a (sea) star washes up at last!

Talented Jeffers’ debut is clever, endearing, and charming. The watercolor paintings are offbeat, geometric, stylized and appealing. The ending is sweetly satisfying for both protagonist and reader.



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