Pamela Hahn pens inspiring new children’s book, ‘The Star Who Almost Wasn’t There’

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The Christmas miracle of a tiny star who shined brightly

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Because this star couldn’t glow, the star did not have a child to wish upon him or to watch over at night.

Christmas time is almost here, and with it the joy of miracles. In her new book “The Star Who Almost Wasn’t There” (published by WestBow Press), Pamela Hahn pens the story of a Christmas miracle about a tiny star who could not glow.

Because this star couldn’t glow, the star did not have a child to wish upon him or to watch over at night. He soon becomes a seeker who perseveres in trying to find a child that will notice him, and it is an encounter with the newborn Christ child that transforms the star into the brightest star in the sky and the herald of good news.

“The Star Who Almost Wasn’t There” was originally written in 1965 for Hahn’s first niece, who was born in that year. Stacey was premature and at risk, given a 50/50 chance for survival. But survive she did, and she is today the mother of three. As a college student, Hahn wanted to give her new niece a special gift for her first Christmas, and decided to write a children’s story dedicated to Stacey Ruth. Once the idea formed, the story unfolded naturally.

The story is a telling of God’s story for little children, presented through a fun character and colorful illustrations, illustrations that are a combination of not only her own, but also of works created by her grandchildren, ages 3 to 20.

“The Star Who Almost Wasn’t There”
By Pamela Hahn
Softcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 30 pages | ISBN 9781449769154
E-Book | 32 pages | ISBN 9781449769161
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Pamela Hahn is a former art educator and author of an educational filmstrip program for middle grades called Study Skills, Learning from a Textbook, Part I and II, published in 1985. She is the mother of three and grandmother of 15, many of whom contributed artwork to this book. Hahn lives in central Illinois

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