Shelves at Home – How the Stars came to Be

How the stars came to be by Poonam Mistry

I treated myself to this on my birthday this year & am so pleased I did. I first discovered Poonam Mistry’s artwork in a series of picture books she created with the author Chitra Soundar, the first is You Are Safe With Me & was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Prize.

This book is a modern folk tale about how the stars were created. The artwork is influenced by Indian art styles and textiles, brimming with symmetry, patterns & colours, it is truly sensational. Every turn of the page provides a feast for the soul & eyes.

Image from book

The hardest working stars imaginable

You can watch Poonam talking about her art & books in this little video

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