On a faraway South Sea island, there is a legend about an exceptionally bright star that can be seen in daylight… One day, according to a blind Chief who knows wise things, someone from a distant land will come among them, lured by the beauty and the truth of the star…
When the journey is done and the lesson learned, "the one from away" will return with the knowledge of the legend, and accept the gift of the Morning Star, thereafter reflecting the very essence of its brilliant light in the homeland.
Set in the majestic capital city of Canada, MORNING STAR is the story of a teen-age girl, Julie, struggling with family upset following the death of her father, exacerbated by her mother's new romance with a man from another culture. The new boyfriend has deep brown skin, and to Julie's way of thinking he just "doesn't belong." After sabotaging a family Christmas Eve celebration, Julie withdraws into a dream world.
In the magical journey of her dream, Julie is transported to the exotic South Sea island from where her mother's suitor comes. There, she endures many harrowing adventures and overcomes innumerable challenges, the greatest of which is coming face to face with herself.
As the adventure unfolds, Julie transforms from a selfish teen-ager – unable to see, incapable of compassion, and wishing only to escape – to a mature young woman filled with love, joy and integrity.
MORNING STAR is a heart-warming story for children of all ages.