The Same Stuff As Stars

The Same Stuff As Stars

by Katherine Paterson
The Same Stuff As Stars

The Same Stuff As Stars

by Katherine Paterson


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Angel Morgan needs help. Daddy is in jail, and Mama has abandoned her and her little brother, leaving them with their great-grandmother. Grandma is aged and poor, and doesn’t make any attempt to care for the children—that’s left up to Angel, even though she is not yet twelve. The only bright spot in Angel’s existence is the Star Man, a mysterious stranger who appears on clear nights and teaches her all about the stars and planets and constellations. “We’re made out of the same stuff as the stars,” he tells her.

Eventually, Grandma warms to the children and the three begin to cobble together a makeshift family. Then events in Angel’s life take yet another downturn, and she must once again find a way to persevere.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780544540309
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication date: 09/15/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 671,987
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.61(d)
Lexile: 670L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Katherine Paterson’s international fame rests not only on her widely acclaimed novels but also on her efforts to promote literacy in the United States and abroad. A two-time winner of the Newbery Medal (Bridge to Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved) and the National Book Award (The Great Gilly Hopkins and The Master Puppeteer), she has received many accolades for her body of work, including the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, and the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, given by her home state of Vermont. She was also named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress. She served as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature in 2010-2011.Ms. Paterson is vice president of the National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance (, which is a not-for-profit education and advocacy organization. The NCBLA’s innovative projects actively promote literacy, literature, libraries, and the arts.  She is both an Alida Cutts Lifetime Member of the United States Board on Books for Young People ( and a lifetime member of the International Board on Books for Young People ( and her husband, John, live in Montpelier, Vermont. They have four children and seven grandchildren. For more information, visit

Table of Contents

1Wishing on a Star1
2The Saturday Visit14
3"The Bear Went Over the Mountain"22
4The Other Side of the Mountain37
5Hansel and Grizzle46
6Santy Claus55
7Star Man65
8Treasure Hunt74
9A Is for Astronomy86
10The Swan98
11Miss Liza of the Library111
12Know the Stars125
13To School We Go138
14Draco the Dragon151
16Consider the Heavens166
17Galileo Galilei179
18Falling Stars194
19Stardust to Stardust207
20Take Something Like a Star221
21Shining Stars231
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