Marion Dane Bauer’s last nonfiction book resides in the space where facts and truth overlap, collide, and blaze into story.
In her blog, she discusses that space and what it has come to mean to her.
…facts told in the right cadence, gathered into the right form, shaped toward the right meaning can move us. And feeling is all.
Thus my latest picture book, The Stuff of Stars, published by Candlewick in 2018. Thus two new recently acquired picture books, We, the Curious Ones, which explores the tension between science and story over the centuries, and One Small Acorn, which tells the story of a single acorn within the story of a forest within the story of us.
To hold The Stuff of Stars in your hands, to turn its luminous pages, is to encounter magic.