A Name from the Sky

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Pub Date 25 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 18 Oct 2022

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From actress and mom Diane Kruger comes an enchanting story about how learning the meaning of her name changed her life—and how our names can help us find our own special powers.

“Beautiful….Such a great new baby gift - on my go-to gift list.” — Zibby Owens, Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books

“Beautiful.” — Hoda Kotb, Today with Hoda & Jenna

"Diane Kruger is celebrating the power of a name." — People Magazine.

Do you know where your name comes from? Growing up in Germany, like so many children around the world, Diane Kruger felt like she didn't fit in with the other kids. There was the pet bunny she talked to like a friend, her love of books, and even her name, which was unusual for her country. But when Diane’s mother tells her the origin of her name—everything changes! Inspired by Diana, goddess of the hunt and magical protector of animals, Diane learns that she, too, will find her own special powers someday. On a trip to England, Diane and her mother visit the theater, and she is spellbound, realizing she’s meant to be an actress.

This warm and relatable autobiographical story comes full circle when Diane explains how she chose her own daughter’s name, and invites readers to learn the meaning behind their own name and discover their own special powers.

Illustrated in a classic storybook style by fine artist Christa Unzner, this book is sure to instill wonder as it inspires children to follow their dreams and passions.
From actress and mom Diane Kruger comes an enchanting story about how learning the meaning of her name changed her life—and how our names can help us find our own special powers.

“Beautiful….Such a...

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A Name from the Sky is about a young girl named Diane, and how her name's meaning empowers her to follow her dreams. I liked all of the adventures Diane went on to tell her stories. Lovely illustrations. I really appreciated the next generation as well, when Diane discussed her daughter's name Nova.

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This book tells the story of a girl who grew up in Germany with an uncommon name, Diane. When she asks her mom why she has the name that she does, her mom explains the meaning and reasoning behind the choice of name. When Diane grows up she begins to see all of the ways that her name represents her as a person and decides to choose a very meaningful, yet slightly less common, name for her daughter. The message in this book is that all names have meanings and sometimes having a less common name is a positive thing. It encourages readers to ask questions about their names and why they were chosen. As a grade 3 teacher I could see this book in my classroom library. We often spend time talking about backgrounds and cultures and one of the ways that we do this is to talk about where our names came from. I could see reading this book to my students as an introduction to a unit on learning about the meaning behind our names. I would recommend this book to parents and teachers of children in the age 4-10 range. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read and review this book!

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Review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
A Name from the Sky
by Diane Kruger

Astra Publishing House, mineditionUS
Children's Nonfiction

Coming - October 25th 2022

A story of one child’s journey to self acceptance, starting with her name.

“Why did I have to be Diane?”

What seems strange in the place she started is her biggest gift where she ends up.

“My best fiends were the characters in my books.”

“My mom showed me a book about a powerful goddess.”
“You see, Diane, you are named after her,”

The more information and experience we have the more we learn about ourselves as well.

“I can’t wait to watch you tell your stories.”

The authors way with words is very whimsical and yet constructive.

The message of accepting one’s differences and once’s gifts is neatly and sweetly delivered.

“Do you know the meaning of your name?

I gave this book 5 stars it is a very positive and simple message, delivered through a beautiful and attention grabbing story.

I would recommend this to anyone with young children as a positive addition to the social development pile.

Thank you NetGalley and Astra Publishing House for the e-book for my honest review

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'A Name from the Sky' is a lovely book detailing how the author, whose name is not common where she was born, found the power in it to become who she is meant to be. The art is dreamy and wistful, the prose is accessible and clear.

WHO SHOULD READ IT: This book will particularly resonate with younger children with unique names or those who have special meaning to their families. Additionally, those who need a confidence boost to wear their own skin with pride.

Thank you @Netgalley and @astrapublishinghouse for early access to this ARC in return for an unbiased and voluntary review

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I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.

A Name From the Sky is a beautifully told and illustrated children's picture book about a little girl who was different from her peers and after finding out the true meaning of her name, found confidence, comfort and pride in herself. Many people don't look into the meaning of their name and this book encourages both children and adults alike to research their name meaning, as what may seem different, odd, boring or strange, might be just the thing to bring out who they truly are. This book tells also of the girls travels and marvels at the world around her, how she discovered her passion for acting and how she chose her own unique name for her own child. Such a beautiful book and a perfect one for bedtimes!

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Beautiful book with equally beautiful pictures. Perfect story book to activate one's imagination. Almost a real life fairy tail. Just lovely

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