Beneath That Star

Christian - General
32 Pages
Reviewed on 01/25/2016
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Author Biography

Sally Meadows is a two-time Canadian national award nominated singer/songwriter and author. Her story Beneath That Star is based on her song of the same name found on her Christmas CD Red & White.

Beneath That Star is Sally's second children's picture book. Her first book is called The Two Trees, a story about a child on the autism spectrum as told through the eyes of his younger sibling. Sally is also a contributor to a number of anthologies, including two Canadian bestselling series.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lori A. Moore for Readers' Favorite

Beneath That Star by Sally Meadows is a story about Saray, a little girl who has had an accident and walks with a cane. She wants to be a shepherd like her brothers, but because of her leg and her role as a female, she is not allowed to do so. Saray wonders whether God sees her at all. Then one night she sees a bright star and hears a voice telling her that she will find what she’s looking for underneath the star. She waits for what seems like forever until she sees that star again, then she follows it and indeed finds the answer to all of her needs. I won’t give away what’s under the star because I want it to surprise you like it did me.

My heart swelled and I nearly cried as I read the ending to Beneath That Star by Sally Meadows. For some reason, I hadn’t seen that coming. I really, really, really liked this book as it talks about a young girl’s questioning and how God has more than enough love for all of us. God has a plan for each and every one of us as Saray discovers in Beneath That Star. The illustrations were perfect for the story and the characters were vividly depicted in words as well. You can’t help but love Saray as she finds out that God loves her in Beneath That Star. This is a wonderful book that I hope parents will read to their children and children will read for themselves.