‘Starbird,’ by Sharon King-Chai.

Oh. My. Goodness. What an absolutely beautiful book! The words on the page shimmer as brightly as the exquisite, foiled illustrations. Let me take you on a journey through the pages of ‘Starbird.’


The Moon King has known the legend of the Starbird for as long as he can remember. When he learns that he is to become a father, he can think of no finer gift for his new daughter than the Starbird whose songs weave the richest dreams and enchant all who hear them.

The Moon King undertakes and long and treacherous journey but returned triumphantly after many months with the mythical creature under lock and key.

The Princess falls asleep each night listening to the sweet song of the bird. However one morning she notices that the bird seems sad. Perhaps something so beautiful shouldn’t be kept in captivity?

This story reads like a gorgeous folk tale, with illustrations full of hidden details and meanings. A wonderful exploration of the dangers of keeping living creatures captive and trapping beauty.

Library Girl.

*Many thanks to Two Hoots Books for sending me this title to review*


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