Issue Seven

$8.00

Folding with Elephants

January/February 2017


Welcome to the world of Root & Star, the magazine for the WHOLE child — the wise, the wild, the strange, & the sweet.

We bring heartfelt literature and art to children all year long. Hooray!

In our seventh issue, we explore the idea of folding in all its physical and emotional forms.

Children are born folded, then they spend their lives unfolding into and out of our arms. From this folding and unfolding, we find so much inspiration.

In this issue of ours, the first issue of the new year, come see the elephants! And a sensitive plant, origami poetry, the Japanese art of folding and dyeing fabric, how to tell fortunes and make puns of things, and how to be a tulip in the spring.

Issue 7 includes amazing work by the best talent and heart we know, including: Meredith Ackroyd, Michael Cina, Juna Hume Clark, Frida Clements, Andy Curlowe, Sofi Dub, David Gregal Jr., Christine Hartzler, Christine Hume, Abbi Israelsen, Petya Kazantseva, Lida Larina, Elly MacKay, Courtney Mandryk, Erik Mattijssen, Dinara Mirtalipova, Amy Sacksteder, and Matthew Shlian.

40 full-color pages of beauty and life.

The target audience for each magazine is children ages 2–8, or children who are being read to and/or are just learning to read—but because children are never far from their siblings and caregivers, we created a magazine that can be enjoyed by all ages, from 1 to 100.

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