Hardback | 48 pages | 200 x 200mm
Publication September 2022 | ISBN 9781802581874
The year turns, harvest approaches, and the longer night skies fill with stars. And sometimes, just sometimes, maybe once in a thousand lifetimes, the star you see when you look up is a Wishing Star, one that can hear a wish and make a dream come true. But once its work is done, who is it that completes the cycle and returns it to the heavens?
One of a series of four seasonal stories based around British folklore. Includes notes on harvest traditions by Pamela Thom-Rowe.
Suitable for readers of all ages.
Karin Celestine lives in a small house in Monmouth Wales. In their garden is a shed and in the shed is another world. The world of Celestine and the Hare. It is a place where kindness, mischief and beauty help people smile. Karin is an artist and author, who creates needle felted animals of charm and character, including the stars of their own delightful stop-motion animations and their series of children’s books published by Graffeg. Karin's joy in the natural world is also reflected in their sculptural copper pieces which complement their feltwork. Karin runs popular needle felting workshops, inspiring others to find their creative spirit and a membership club called the Tribe of Celestiner Chokliteers where kindness and mischief are the order of the day.
Tamsin Rosewell is an artist, historian, broadcaster and bookseller and hosted the Folk Show for Radio Warwickshire for three years. When she is not broadcasting, lecturing or painting Tamsin works for 50 year-old independent bookshop, Kenilworth Books as a bookseller and review writer. She works mainly in ink on canvas, and owns the most spectacular collection of inks and liquid pigments from all over the world. Tamsin is based in Kenilworth, Warwickshire.
Other books in the series:
Other books by Karin Celestine:
- Small Finds a Home
- Honey for Tea
- Paper Boat for Panda
- Finding Your Place
- A Small Song
- Catching Dreams
- Bertram Likes to Sew
- Bert's Garden
- Helping Hedgehog Home
'The Wish Gatherers is a mystical, gentle, superb story that will be enjoyed by children of all ages. Simply lovely.' Mary Esther Judy, Fallen Star Stories
'Utterly beautiful images created by Karin Celestine and this time with some gorgeous ink illustrations by Tamsin Rosewell.' Jo Bowers
'‘Charming’ could damn this book with faint praise, but charming it is, and dreamy and thoughtful: a real inventive delight.' Nick Swarbrick, Just Imagine
'A very sweet tale based around British folklore, at harvest in the autumn' It's All About Stories
'Words cannot describe how absolutely beautiful this book is.' Learn as We Grow
'Simply breathtakingly beautiful.' Ceridwen Eccles
'It's stunning. A gem of a book.' Customer Review
'There are a few books that I immediately hold close to heart, as if receiving a hug from a friend. This one is such that I clutched after opening the mailer packet & again after reading.' Customer Review
'This book is absolutely magical & is a must read for all children & all those still young at heart. Beautiful & joyous from cover to cover, please treat yourself, & unleash the magic.' Customer Review
'A beautiful book for this season of harvest and shooting stars. A tale of hope and wonder, duties carefully fulfilled, forgotten customs and quiet truth. Treat yourself to a copy' Customer Review
'Pure joy.' Customer Review
'This is a magical book steeped in folklore and autumnal wildlife. The utterly mesmerising illustrations used create a dreamlike world where both photographed scenes and paintings have been used to create something truly unique.' Sophie Says Aloud