THE STAR HUSBAND by Jane Mobley

THE STAR HUSBAND

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An American Indian girl, wishing for a star husband, finds herself in the sky beside one, and in time gives birth to the moon. But after a while in the timeless heavens, the girl becomes bored with nothing to do and so returns to live and age and die among her people on earth. Except for an awkward opening and an absence of source attribution or context (nowhere is it stated that the culture or the girl is American Indian), Mobley's retelling is unobjectionable; but Vojtech's solemn, pretentious illustrations--most reminiscent of bargain-basement religious artifacts--swamp the story with cheap effects.

Pub Date: Aug. 10th, 1979
Publisher: Doubleday