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How the Stars Came to Be: Deluxe Edition

How the Stars Came to Be: Deluxe Edition

Current price: $21.99
Publication Date: October 25th, 2022
Tate Publishing
The MIT Press Bookstore
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The deluxe edition of Poonam Mistry’s picture book How the Stars Came to Be is a uniquely beautiful modern folk tale.
This beautifully illustrated story gives us a new folk tale and a new way to look up at the night sky. The fisherman’s daughter loved to dance in the Sunlight, and bathe in the glow of the Moon, but when the Moon would disappear for a few nights each month, she would worry about her father and how he would find his way home from sea in the deep darkness. When the Sun finds her sobbing one night, he takes one of his rays and smashes it onto the ground, creating the stars and giving the girl the task of putting them into the dark night sky.

About the Author

Poonam Mistry is a freelance Illustrator currently living in the United Kingdom. Her style incorporates her love of nature and explores the relationships between pattern, shapes, and color, creating beautifully intricate illustrations. She was brought up surrounded by Indian fabrics, and paintings and ornaments have heavily influenced her work. Folklore tales and stories of Hindu gods and goddesses have also been a rich source of inspiration in a number of her illustrations. Her works are predominantly hand drawn, with alterations made using Photoshop.