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The Star

Linda Ragsdale Mirko Filippi

36 pages
Flowerpot Childrens Press

A brilliant story that encourages readers to shine bright even after a dull day.

One evening after crawling into bed, a downcast little girl named Benni notices something shimmering outside of her window. The shimmering object comes closer and closer until Benni is face-to-face with a brilliant star that has fallen right out of the sky! Through her encounter with the star, Benni learns the power of self-love and self-confidence and wakes up the next morning feeling as bright as the star she spotted in the sky.

The Star is the newest addition to the Peace Dragon Tales collection written by Linda Ragsdale. Each book in the series is an extension of the Peace Dragon mission which aims to teach children the power of words, the importance of acceptance, and the enormous benefit of seeing and accepting the world with an open heart. The series is perfect for campaigns that aim to reduce racism, bullying, and prejudice, and turn children toward unity, kindness, and acceptance.

Author Bio

Linda Ragsdale wants everyone to be a dragon—a Peace Dragon, that is! As an award-winning author, illustrator, international speaker, and peace teacher, Linda developed her Peace Dragon Tales to help us harness our fiery and emotional energies and redirect them into peaceful and productive outcomes. Linda invites you to be a Peace Dragon ambassador and join the over 37,000 students from around the world by using a heart-centered View, Voice, and Choice to color our world with compassion. Find her personal story of choosing peace, along with some fun Peace Dragon extras at www.ThePeaceDragon.com.

Mirko Filippi was born in Livorno, Italy in 1966. In 1970, he moved to Trieste where he completed his studies and attended the Istituto Statale d'Arte E.U.Nordio and graduated in 1983. In 1985, he graduated from a window dressing course by setting up various shops in the city center. He returned to Tuscany in 1991 and collaborated as an illustrator and cartoonist on various comic fanzines. There he met Marco Innocenti (now a well-known writer) with whom he created a series of comic projects collaborating with underground magazines. Since 2003, he has worked in advertising, graphic design, illustration, and periodically staged exhibitions. Since 2006, in collaboration with public and private institutions, he has organized creative design and illustration courses for children and adults. He has published several illustrated books and comics for children for leading Italian publishers and was the storyboard creator for the film Glass Boy. Mirko lives between Pisa and Florence with his wife, dog, and cat. He likes photography and conducting art therapy classes with his wife.