The Star-Child

A Fable by Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde; Illustrated by Jindra Capek

Availability:
Out of print

Quick Look

A star falls from the winter sky into a wood, and two shepherds find a strange infant. Though beautiful, the Star-Child turns out to be a cruel and selfish boy. One day he taunts a beggar-woman who, to his horror, claims to be his mother.

Format:
hardback
Size:
310 x 210 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Picture Books
Illustrations:
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 6 to 9 years
Extent:
32 pages
ISBN:
9780863153037
Publication date:
23 Sep 1999

Description

A star falls from the winter sky into a wood, and there two shepherds find a strange infant. Though exquisitely beautiful of face and form, the Star-Child turns out to be a cruel and selfish boy.

One day he taunts a poor beggar-woman who, to his horror, then claims to be his mother.

A classic Oscar Wilde story, brought vividly to life by Jindra Capek's colourful and dramatic pictures.

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