International Publication Dates:

  • Australia & New Zealand: 1st Sept 2021
  • UK, USA & Canada: 8th Nov 2021

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Tells the story of an ‘ugly duckling’ who turns out to be quite the Star. This new perspective on the Christmas story shares the importance of our own unique place and role in the world. Star helps a very special family, and many others, to find their way not once but many times throughout this heartfelt retelling.

ISBN: 978-0-6489640-0-1                                                      Target Age: 6yrs to 8yrs


  • A lovely review by Margaret Hamilton of Pinerolo Here.
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Illustrations from the Book:



About the Author: Artelle Lenthall.

Artelle is a Primary School Teacher with over twenty-five years experience. As a mother and teacher, she has long been drawn to the magic of words on a page. After all these years of sharing the masters with the many children in her life, she too looks forward to writing and sharing stories that children want to hear, read and lose themselves in and that their caregivers will love to share with them. She has won and been placed in several competitions with the Fellowship of Australian Writers, Creative Kids Tales, Zinewest and Greenleaf Buds Inaugural Picture Book Competition, which was particularly pleasing as this is where her passion lies.

Please visit Artelle on Facebook and her Blog.

About the Illustrator: Margaret Dewar

Margaret has been working as a full time freelance artist for many years using pen, pencil, digital and mixed media. In her business “JS Illustrators” Margaret has worked in real estate advertising, but has a great love for all sketching, cartooning and going anywhere her imagination takes her. The computer also plays an important part in Margaret’s work.
Margaret grew up in Melbourne and now lives in Mount Evelyn with her husband. She studied Commercial Art at Swinburne Technical College and later on became established by  illustrating houses. Margaret has now branched out into many types of book illustration, as well. One book Margaret illustrated was “Concierge Confidential” by Harry Nicolaides. Margaret’s work has also been used in Religious Education magazines, and at one stage Margaret had an art stand in Melbourne Central on Sundays, creating portraits and cartoons.
To see some of Margaret’s other work for clients, plus some of the other art challenges please visit her facebook page Here.