Author(s): Felicity Marshall
The Star reflects the contemporary phenomenon of 'fame without substance', a part of our celebrity-soaked culture. Marion, a wooden doll, her friend Harley and their dog Polka, enter the imaginary World of Fame where Marion becomes a glamorous Star. But she learns painfully that stardom has a use-by date. Her experience changes her forever but her true friends still love her. The story explores the superficiality of stardom and the value of true friendship.