Jordi's Star

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Jordi lives alone on a barren mountain with only a small herd of goats for company. One night a tremendous storm finally brings rain to the land, and in the pool of water left behind, Jordi discovers a friend--a brightly, shining star. In his excitement, Jordi sets about making a beautiful home for his new friend, and he searches the hills for flowers, moss, and stones to bring her. As he reaches out to the world around him, surprising things begin to happen. Full color. ...
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Overview

Jordi lives alone on a barren mountain with only a small herd of goats for company. One night a tremendous storm finally brings rain to the land, and in the pool of water left behind, Jordi discovers a friend--a brightly, shining star. In his excitement, Jordi sets about making a beautiful home for his new friend, and he searches the hills for flowers, moss, and stones to bring her. As he reaches out to the world around him, surprising things begin to happen. Full color.

A lonely shepherd sees a star floating on the surface of a small pool and, convinced that the star is really in the water, tries to make the mountainside beautiful for its new resident.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Gaber's (Bit by Bit) radiant, clear-toned paintings give a quiet luminescence to this story of a solitary shepherd who lives with his flock among dry and dusty hills. One day, after a heavy rain, Jordi finds a small pond has formed near his house. Bereft of human companionship, Jordi befriends a star that is reflected in the water each night. To please it, he plants flowers and fruit trees, and these actions bring him into touch with the blossoming mountainside and with his neighbors in the nearby village. Ada (My Name Is Maria Isabel) uses matter-of-fact language to take the strangeness out of Jordi's imaginary relationship; he does not ask the star about the nature of the cosmos-he asks her if she slept well and chats to her about the beauty of the foliage. The hero's plump, bearded face, almost blank at first, gains rosy good cheer as the story progresses. The gently humorous illustrations make the tale of Jordi's spiritual growth shine with joy. Ages 4-8. (Oct.)
Children's Literature - C. Dennette Michaels
The folktale form encourages wonder and allows suspension of natural laws. But the combination of words and pictures that are Jordi's Star manages to construct wonder and then puts it in conflict with natural laws. The scene is set realistically - 'When Jordi needed water, he had to climb all the way down to the river to fetch it,' and contradict that reality of climate with, 'Found a bit of moss between some rocks.' in the high desert? And finds 'white quartz stone' which then 'sparkles from the bottom of the pool.' Children must believe that rainwater held in a small basin that has been scooped out of hard-baked earth is going to remain clear, and will pick up on visual glitches such as the sheep (in a herd of goats) sleeping beside his bed. And Ada asks a child to believe in the wonder of the star in the pool after he or she has looked at the prominence of that same star shining through Jordi's window. The concept is great, but the execution is lacking.
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PreS-Gr 3-A solitary shepherd finds a special kind of magic. On a hillside stripped bare by woodcutters, Jordi tends his goats. Hoping to save a trip to the river, he digs a hole in the ground, but the would-be well remains dry. An intense rainstorm fills the hole, creating a pool that mirrors the night sky. Gazing at its reflection, Jordi truly believes that a star has fallen into the pool. Overcome with happiness, he attempts to make his new friend comfortable, gradually bringing rocks, flowers, and other gifts from nature. As the years pass, the now-lush hillside flourishes and both Jordi and his star shine with contentment. Written with strong emotion and a sense of wonder, this story has the tone and resonance of a folktale. Because Jordi is presented with dignity and simple wisdom, his belief in the star does not seem foolish, but rather an act of faith powerful enough to change his life. Done with acrylics on coquille board, Gaber's paintings are pleasing. Jordi is the only splash of color against a barren background; his bearded, square-jawed face is painted with deep emotion as, touched by starlight, he smiles in his sleep, or gazes lovingly into the pool. Landscape scenes are varied with close-up pictures, and changes in the perspective add detail and depth to the illustrations. A moving, beautifully told story.-Joy Fleishhacker, School Library Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399228322
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/1996
  • Pages: 1
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.25 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.37 (d)

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