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Star In The Forest Book Review

Star In The Forest Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Mar 15, 2010
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

Star In The Forest by Laura Resau is one of those books you can’t put down. It’s about immigration – and the need to feel like you belong.

Title: Star In The Forest
Author: Laura Resau
Ages: 7-10
Rating: 5


Star In The Forest by Laura Resau is one of those books you can’t put down. It’s about immigration – and the need to feel like you belong.


The Story

Zitlally's family is undocumented - which means illegal - and her dad’s just been arrested for speeding and deported back to Mexico. As her family waits for him to come back, they receive news that he’s been kidnapped and is being held for ransom.


Meanwhile, Zitlally and a new friend find a dog in the forest near their trailer park. They name it Star for the star-shaped patch over its eye. As time goes on, Zitlally starts to realize that Star is her father’s “spirit animal,” and that as long as Star is safe, her father will be, too. But what will happen to Zitlally’s dad when Star disappears?


The Author

Laura Resau once lived in Oaxaca, Mexico, for two years as an English teacher. She now lives with her husband, her dog and her son, Bran, in Colorado, where she teaches cultural anthropology and ESL. She is also the author of What The Moon Saw and Red Glass.



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