The Star Tree
PUBLICATION DECEMBER 2017
It is midnight on Midsummer's Eve and Miranda's nightlight has gone out. She climbs on her rocking horse and makes a wish...And so begins a magical midnight journey with the great white owl, the little red hare, the big white bear, and the giant stag, all the way to the Tree of Constellations, where Miranda plucks one small star. The great white goose takes her safely home, where now the night light glimmers, star-like, as Miranda sleeps. A mysterious, magical picture book with beautiful, dreamlike illustrations.
Catherine Hyde is an artist who exhibits her paintings in galleries across the U.K. She has also published greetings cards and stationery as well as two picture books for Templar in the UK, The Firebird and The Princess's Blanket, which were sold in the USA by Candlewick Press. She is a strong self-publicist who sells her work off her website and who is keen to promote this book at festivals and events. This is her first book for Frances Lincoln. CATHERINE HYDE trained in Fine Art Painting at Central School of Art in London in the early 80's. She is well known for her intellectual and symbolic paintings, charged with atmospheric and iconic images. She has illustrated three picture books - Firebird (written by Saviour Pirotta), The Princess's Blankets (written by Carol Ann Duffy) and Little Evie in the Wild Wood (written by Jackie Morris). The Star Tree is the first picture book she has written and illustrated. Catherine lives in Cornwall, UK.