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Necklace of Stars

by (author) Veronika Martenova Charles

Fitzhenry and Whiteside
Initial publish date
Oct 1996
Country & Ethnic
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 1996
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5


Miguel was not lonely so much as he was curious. And, when he asked his father to tell him about the city beyond the mountains, he didn't know what would happen. Now by the shore of the Emerald Lake he must choose between his world and another.

High in the Andes, surrounded by giants, Miguel learns that even a boy can stand tall enough to reach the stars.

Veronika Martenova Charles crafts a mystic tale, mixing dreams with reality, humility with grandeur, folk lore with history, and presents it with the clarity of a crisp mountain breeze.

About the author

Veronika Martenova Charles was born behind the Iron Curtain in Prague, Czechosloavakia. As a teenager Veronika formed a pop act with a friend and learned to sing Western rock and roll. On a return trip from a tour in Cuba she stepped from her plane as it refueled in Gander, Newfoundland, and decided to stay in Canada. She studied at Ryerson University and the Ontario College of Art. Since 1991 Veronika has been writing and illustrating children's books full-time.

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