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‘We need the literature of other countries to expand our
horizons and stimulate our ideas. Without it, we are not only
diminished, we are starved’
(The Times, Magnus Linklater 29/06/05)
by Klaus Baumgart
Age Range: 6-8
One rainy evening Laura and her little brother Tommy make a home-made kite
that they can’t wait to take to the park to try out. When some horrible boys ruin
their kite so that it can no longer fly, Laura turns to her special friend ‘the star’
and pleads for some help. Tom and Laura want a special kind of kite that can
fly as high as the stars. This is a magical book with illustrations by Klaus
Baumgart that touches in a sensitive way on the problem of bullying of younger
The Laura’s Star series is an international best-seller and there are several titles in the series, Laura’s Star, Laura’s Christmas Star, Laura’s Star and the Sleepover and a Laura’s Star Sticker Activity Book.
(Outside In: Children’s Books in Translation, Milet, 2005)