In Stella and the Star of the Orient, ten-year-old Stella rummages around in her grandmother’s attic. She steps into an antique wardrobe not knowing that the wardrobe is a time machine. Stella travels back 100 years in time. There she meets her own great-grandmother, Clementine, and Gus, Clementine’s younger brother. They introduce Stella as a school friend. Stella is amazed at how women are treated in this century. Stella’s forthright manner and modern slang almost gives away her secret to the grown-ups. Her assertive nature and courage helps her bond together with Clementine and Gus and together they embark on a treasure hunt which solves a family mystery.
Notes for Parents/Teachers: Stella and the Star of the Orient has a Study Guide Available.
Stella and the Star of the Orient is in German with English subtitles. This time-travel adventure explores the numerous changes occurring in the past 100 years; in advancing women’s rights; in science and technology; as well as illustrating the rewards of family loyalty. For ages 6+.
Original title: Stella und der Stern des Orients, in German with English subtitles
© 2008, Germany
Gabriela Maria Schmeidebr
Hans Martin Stierbr