Tonight a king will be born, and all the stars in heaven are competing to see who can shine the brightest for him. But when the stars see the poor family huddling in the shabby stable, they begin to think that this baby couldn’t be a king after all!
That is, all the stars except the smallest, loneliest star in the sky, Little Star. He recognizes the baby Jesus as the King of kings and understands His special message of love. Read on to discover the extraordinary way Little Star serves his King on that cold, dark night. Certain to become a Christmas classic, this delightful tale connects the star atop the Christmas tree to the true meaning of Christmas—the birth of Jesus.
|Publisher:||Harvest House Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||9.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Anthony DeStefano is the bestselling author of the adult Christian books A Travel Guide to Heaven, Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To, Angels All Around Us, as well as the gift book I Just Can't Take It Anymore! and the children’s books Little Star, The Donkey That No One Could Ride, and Roxy, the Ritzy Camel. He has received prestigious awards from religious organizations worldwide for his efforts to advance Christian beliefs in modern culture.
Mark Elliott’s brilliant illustrations have appeared in many picture books and novels for young readers, including the ever-popular Princess Tales series. His acclaimed artwork delivers inspiration, wonder, and timeless beauty.
Read an Excerpt
“Dad, which one is the Christmas star?” the boy asked, straining his eyes as he looked out at the clear, dark sky.
The father, smiling, looked down at his son. “Don’t hurt your eyes looking for him. You won’t find him. He’s not up there anymore.”
“Where is he? Where did he go?”
“You mean I never told you the story of the Christmas star before?”
“No, Dad, never.” The boy shook his head. “Please tell me.”
Well, a long time ago, in the farthest corner of the universe, there was a tiny star. In fact, he was the smallest star in the heavens. His name was Little Star.
Little Star was sad and lonely. The other stars didn’t make fun of him. They simply ignored him because he was so tiny. But what can be worse for a star than to be ignored? After all, stars do little more than decorate the sky. They help pass the long evenings by “twinkle-talk.”
And there was a lot of twinkling going on. The other stars were all talking about a rumor they had heard for ages—a rumor that a king would soon be born on a faraway planet called Earth.
It was known that the king had a special message that would change the whole world forever.