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A Child's Dream of a Star
     

A Child's Dream of a Star

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by Charles Dickens
 

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They used to say to one another, sometimes, Supposing all the children upon earth were to die, would the flowers and the water and the sky be sorry? They believed they would be sorry. For, said they, the buds are the children of the flowers, and the little playful streams that gambol down the hillsides are the children of the water; and the smallest bright specks

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They used to say to one another, sometimes, Supposing all the children upon earth were to die, would the flowers and the water and the sky be sorry? They believed they would be sorry. For, said they, the buds are the children of the flowers, and the little playful streams that gambol down the hillsides are the children of the water; and the smallest bright specks playing at hide-and-seek in the sky all night must surely be the children of the stars; and they would all be grieved to see their playmates, the children of men, no more.

There was one clear shining star that used to come out in the sky before the rest, near the church-spire, above the graves. It was larger and more beautiful, they thought, than all the others, and every night they watched for it, standing hand in hand at a window. Whoever saw it first cried out, "I see the star!" And often they cried out both together, knowing so well when it would rise and where. So they grew to be such friends with it, that, before lying down in their beds, they always looked out once again, to bid it good night; and when they were turning round to sleep, they used to say, "God bless the star!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781499773880
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
06/03/2014
Pages:
26
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.05(d)

Meet the Author

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is probably the greatest novelist England has ever produced, the author of such well-known classics as A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations, David Copperfield and Oliver Twist. His innate comic genius and shrewd depictions of Victorian life — along with his indelible characters — have made his books beloved by readers the world over.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 7, 1812
Date of Death:
June 18, 1870
Place of Birth:
Portsmouth, England
Place of Death:
Gad's Hill, Kent, England
Education:
Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington

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A Child's Dream Of A Star 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although the copy requires some thinking and interpretation because of wierd characters thrown in there, the story itself is wonderful and touching, making a great read-aloud bed time story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story will surely open the door on subject of life after death If you have talked with your child about death this may not be the best story to send your child off to the land of dreamd by
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept getting error messages. Unable to read this.
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Dont get it all but whatevs
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Boo
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Hekp
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I think this book is weird it has weird dots and slashes and just plain weird stuff.
Mele Lee More than 1 year ago
Nice book, but you have to be able to slide by the glitzes.