Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Shooting Stars

Shooting Stars
Ida Bohatta ~ translated by John Theobald
ars edition reprint published in 1981

Austrian author/illustrator Bohatta was famous for these sweet little books full of words and images about fairies, flowers, elves, gnomes, and in this case, wee babe shooting stars. Books with names like The Cloud Kitchen, The Busy Savers, The Hardworking Bee, The Misjudged Mushroom, and The Helpful Dwarves, she published over a hundred in her lifetime.

The Little Star
Out of a billion stars
here am I just this one,
Turning up my distant face
Like any other sun.
Quietly giving light
Is all the joy I know,
Sharing all my own delight
With everyone I know.

How do you spell A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E? I'm not sure when or in what format these books were originally published, so if anyone knows, speak up!


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A Kitchen Witch said...

I love the art of this book. THanks for sharing.

Chandra said...

Oh this totally looks like my kind of thing! Love, love, love that artwork!

Melissa@Julias Bookbag said...

Oh my goodness, oh my goodness! This makes my day! Beyond adorable. ~Melissa

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