A star falls to earth, where it becomes a baby and is embraced and cared for by the community. Growing up, the star has many wonderful experiences and lives out a human life span. In time, the star disappears, which the author of Possum Magic uses as a delicate way of addressing grief and loss for readers 4 to 8. Using pencil and watercolor, Freya Blackwood crafts luminous illustrations that capture the warmth and complexity of life.
"From the endpapers to the conclusion, Fox and Blackwood craft a powerful story of life, love, and belonging."—School Library Journal (starred review)