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Paperback Star Girl Book

ISBN: 0486794687

ISBN13: 9780486794686

Star Girl

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"Science fiction and space travel take a sprightly turn," declared Kirkus Reviews of this illustrated tale of a girl who tumbles to Earth from her father's spaceship. The young alien encounters a group of children eager to help her find her way home, but the kids will have to defy the unbelieving grown-ups. Years ahead of its time, Star Girl was originally published in the 1950s, when interest in space travel and extraterrestrials was approaching...

Customer Reviews

3 ratings

Ignore previous review about the ukelele playing girl

That reviewer is reviewing Stargirl by Spinelli, not Star Girl by Henry Winterfeld. Just wanted to clear up any misconceptions.I would recommend them both, however for vastly different reasons. The Spinelli book is definately not Sci-Fi.

It always brings a smile to my face.

My sister is turning 50 this year and I wanted to find her a copy of Star Girl. As children we read and reread this story together, as sisters, wondering at how beautiful the little girl from another planet was and how glorious it must be to be the center of attention like she was! I remember it taking me away when I read it and I hope when she rereads it and shows it to her children, they are pulled into it as we were.

A book to share again and again

When I was 9 years old, I accompanied my father to work one day. He managed a huge salvage yard, where I was free to crawl into old cars, play with old typewriters and cash registers, imagine that the whole place was my secret paradise, and take home any book that passed my father's approval. It was in this grand place over 30 years ago, that I discovered Henry Winterfeld's "Star Girl." I read it over and over again until one day, by accident, it was damaged beyond repair and rendered illegible. I was heartbroken. From that day on, I searched for another copy and finally located one through an interlibrary loan. I handed it to my children and said, "Read it." For parents wanting to introduce their child to Science Fiction, this story is a real winner. An alien child named "Mo" falls from her father's spaceship and is befriended and hidden by earthling children until the spacecraft's return. "Mo" is lovely, curious, unpredictable and memorable. Her reunion with her father is sweet and reassuring. If you are lucky enough to obtain a personal copy, make sure every child in your life gets an opportunity to read it. "Star Girl" will remain in the reader's heart for many years, and he or she will cherish you for it. Primarily for children 3rd through 6th grade.
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