The Star reflects the contemporary phenomenon of “fame without substance”, a part of our celebrity-soaked culture. Marion, a wooden doll, her friend Harley and their dog Polka, enter the imaginary World of Fame where Marion becomes a glamorous Star. But she learns painfully that stardom has a use-by-date. Her experience changes her forever but her true friends still love her. The story explores the superficiality of stardom and the value of true friendship.
ISBN: 978-1-876462-92-5Publication date: April 2010Extent: 32 pagesFormat: 315 x 255 hardcoverPrice: AUD$26.95Category: Picture bookAge guide: 10+
ISBN: 9781921665059Publication date: June 2011Extent: 32 pagesFormat: 280 x 210 paperbackPrice: AUD$16.95Category: Picture bookAge guide: 10+
Felicity Marshall is a children’s author and illustrator and has published three picture books - You and Me Murrawee, Sage’s Ark and most recently in 2010, The Star. Felicity grew up in the country, was educated in Western Australia, UK and USA. She has also lived for several years in France and UK. Apart from obtaining an honours degree in Fine Arts, she has studied ballet up to advanced/solo seal level, taken part in ballet performances and in children’s pantomimes. After moving to Melbourne she spent 17 years working in the film industry in production and post-production. She has done further studies in photography and is also a qualified teacher.
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