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My Friend, the Starfinder

Illustrated by Stephen Gammell

    About The Book

    a little girl listens
    to her old neighbor's story
    of following a falling star
    when he was a boy.

    He found it, too.
    He put it in her hands.

    But that's not all
    the starfinder has to tell.

    One day something
    found him.

    It's a story
    too good to keep.

    See for yourself.

    About The Author

    Photograph by Ann W. Olson

    George Ella Lyon is the author of Trucks Roll!Planes Fly!, and Boats Float!, cowritten with her son Benn. Among George Ella’s other books are the ALA Notable All the Water in the World, What Forest Knows, and Time to Fly. A former Kentucky Poet Laureate, she lives with her family in Lexington, Kentucky. Visit her online at

    About The Illustrator

    Photograph courtesy of illustrator

    Stephen Gammell is the beloved illustrator of more than fifty books for children, including Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman, which received the Caldecott Medal, and two Caldecott Honor Books: The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant, Where the Buffaloes Begin by Olaf Baker, and The Secret Science Project That Almost Ate Our School by Judy Sierra. Mr. Gammell lives with his wife, Linda, in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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