Stella's Starliner

Stella's Starliner

Book - 2014
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Though she is teased about her silver trailer home, a little girl never loses sight of life's true gifts in Rosemary Wells's sensitive, ultimately uplifting story.

Stella lives in a sparkling home on wheels that's as silver as a comet in the sky. Inside are lots of cupboards and hiding places, and even a sofa that turns into a bed! Her home is called the Starliner, and it has everything Stella and her mama and daddy need to be happy. Until, that is, some big weasels pop up along the road, saying mean things about the Starliner. Mama comes to soothe away the hurt, and Daddy hitches their home to a truck and drives it away to a brand-new place, where Stella meets friends who are as enchanted as she is with her shiny home. Happily, one person's old tin can is truly another person's silver palace!
Publisher: Somerville, MA :, Candlewick Press,, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780763614959
Branch Call Number: P WEL
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 25 cm

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JoshDavidge
Aug 07, 2015

I like how it flys through the air.

ss1989 Jul 18, 2015

I agree with BD_EN_Kids in that an opportunity about acceptance and pride was missed here but i cant help but love the book. i think it properly reflected that in stella's case some people will love her home some will not but its up to stella how he feels at the end of the day.

Sadly, I am not impressed by Wells' latest attempt. It starts predictably enough, but where it takes a turn, it ends up feeling like the character is going backwards. Stella gets teased for living in a trailer and is sad. She talks to mom about it. Next thing you know, Stella and her family are moving. At first I thought Stella was dreaming, but, no. They just move and nobody needs to face the bad feelings or work through teasing. True acceptance of one's situation and developing pride is working through the it, not running away. Wells has missed the mark here.

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IrishMoon
May 14, 2014

Really good children's book about acceptance and being proud of whatever you and your family has.

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JoshDavidge
Aug 08, 2015

"a squillionaire" agreed stella.

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JoshDavidge
Aug 08, 2015

"a squillionaire"

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