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on 2 March 2001
The title "Star Child" grabbed my attention and gave me an idea of what kind of story it was. It pulled me right into the story when I read that all of a sudden a baby was in a treasure box. I was very curious at that moment to find out what happens to the poor child. As the story goes on to another stage, the little baby grows up to be a beautiful person but surprisingly evil. At first, the author makes you feel sympathetic towards the child but as you read on and discover that he becomes mean and cruel, your feelings begin to change.The author then leads you through a series of twists and turns. This book is really interesting and fantastic. I really enjoyed it and believe me, it is probably the best fairy tale that you will ever read. It's MARVELLOUS!
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on 22 August 2003
When a poor woodcutter finds a baby abandoned in the woods, he takes the boy home and raises him as his own. The boy grows up to be beautiful in the extreme, but also arrogant and cruel. When his mother shows up a dirty beggar, he rejects her, and is cursed by having his beauty turned to ugliness. Setting out to find his mother, and gain her forgiveness, the star-child learns a painful lesson in humility and generosity.
This is a touching story written by a master storyteller. Fit for children or adults, it is a touching story with a great lesson in humanity.
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on 7 January 2015
Oscar's 'children's stories' are resolutely open to all ages and this is my favourite of them all. 'The Star-child' is a child of unparalleled beauty. But he is also vain, obnoxious and cruel.....well, you'll have to read it because I don't want to spoil it. As with his other tales, much more complex and thought-provoking than one might expect. Ace!
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