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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (196 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter H. Reynolds Narrator: Tim Curry Publisher: Weston Woods Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2015 ISBN: 9780545521406
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It is often said that life is a journey, and it’s true. But sometimes it’s hard to know which path to follow when signs point in so many directions. In this audiobook Peter H. Reynolds once again encourages readers to observe, to wonder, and to consider diverging from the well-worn path—to pursue their dreams. Originally published more than ten years ago, The North Star has had a profound effect on its many readers.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Everyone will fall in love with The North Star, as I have. It is an inspired fable about our journey through life.”

    Dr. Jane Goodall

  • “Well-meaning and thoughtful book.”

    School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 jeannine | 2/14/2014

    " Again, this would make a lovely graduation gift from elementary school or even middle school. It has the charm of 'Oh the Places You'll Go' without the rhyme. The illustrations are fantastic and the story equally as entrancing. Simple and to the point...it's all about following your dreams, baby! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie Swider | 2/11/2014

    " Great book to read aloud and discuss how it is our choice which paths we take in life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fran | 1/28/2014

    " Great book to give to a high school or college graduate...has the message of the importance of blazing your own trail and not feeling pressured to follow the path of someone else. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/26/2014

    " This was a bit disappointing for me. While I enjoyed the illustrations and the premise of the story, I wanted it to go in a different direction...to become more unique and interesting. The "moral" or lesson of the story seemed too cut and dry, and a little too easy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Hankins | 1/6/2014

    " Lead learners visiting Joseph Campbell's THE HERO'S JOURNEY would love this book as a read-aloud ramp into the deeper discussions. And here, in this lovely little picture book, rendered in a familiar style of the author/illustrator, Peter H. Reynolds hits most of the markers of the monomyth circle, including the big one (but you'll have to read the book to find out what I'm talking about here. . .it's on the final page. . .or is it?" "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 12/31/2013

    " Would make a nice graduation present. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ladyacct | 12/25/2013

    " Amazing book to read to little ones. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jackie | 12/20/2013

    " A cute book, but it seems to be trying too hard to be inspirational. The message (follow your own path) is a good one, and the illustrations are cute, but the story falls flat without reading it at an adult level. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 babyhippoface | 12/11/2013

    " It's a picture book, but it seems to be more for adults than kids. Ordinarily I love Reynolds, but this was too schmaltzy for me. I kept thinking it wants to be the next "book to buy for graduates when you don't want to give them money". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bronson | 12/2/2013

    " How I LOVE this man. Brilliant metaphor, Mr. Reynolds. You are officially a person I would like to meet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie Lee | 11/9/2013

    " The North Star by Peter H. Reynolds, 2009 is a fantasy book. A lost boy searches for his way, and many talking animals lead him to his final destination where he finds the North Star. Good book to go along with a science unit on stars - fantasy format. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenette | 6/19/2013

    " Went to a conference where Peter H. Reynolds was a key note speaker. I had already read The Dot and Ish before I heard he was coming to speak. Excellent author, illustrator, and champion of revolutionizing education. I am a very big fan! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcie | 3/12/2013

    " "Inspires all ages to navigate their true potential" I love how this deals with the competition of science fairs, but goes well beyond. I'm getting ready to do a Peter H. Reynolds read aloud with 5th graders and think this will be good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marshall | 1/17/2013

    " Very easy reading with a message. There is something for all ages and most will get a different message. Let the journey begin. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dolly | 12/31/2012

    " This is a nice story about how life is an adventure and how you need to find your own way. It's metaphorical aspects are good, but may be lost on children. The story meanders and, although it conveys the message, it's probably more on an adult's level or at least a young adult. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacey | 10/2/2012

    " So this is BY FAR my new favorite children' book! The message about following your dreams is beautifully executed. If you have a kid and invite us to a birthday party expect to get it as a gift from my little North Star! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherri | 7/31/2012

    " This is a picture book for adults. It will touch your heart, especially if you have children "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan Sanchez | 6/11/2012

    " A powerful book for children or adults, about finding your path and purpose in life. Ask yourself where it is you want to go... an amazing message with sweet, innocent illustrations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) | 4/20/2012

    " Really needed to be reminded that it is important to follow your own path and not the one others want you to be on. Fun story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie | 3/13/2012

    " Not really a kid's book - kind of like "Oh, The Places You'll Go" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Beth | 2/13/2012

    " I love how Reynolds uses his considerable talents to celebrate the creative and quirky in all of us and encourages us to blaze our own trail and follow our own path. "

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About the Author
Author Peter H. Reynolds

Peter H. Reynolds is the bestselling author and illustrator of I’m Here, The Dot, and Ish; and illustrator for the #1 New York Times bestseller Someday by Alison McGhee. He is also the illustrator of Going Places, Little Boy, Charlie and Kiwi, and the Judy Moody series. He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts, where he is co-owner of the Blue Bunny bookstore.

About the Narrator

Tim Curry has created a rich array of memorable characters for both the screen and stage, most notably the role of the scientist in the Broadway and film versions of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. He’s been nominated for Tony Awards for his roles in My Favorite Year and The Pirates of Penzance. His film credits include Muppet Treasure Island, The Shadow, Clue, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, The Three Musketeers, and many, many more.