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A Name from the Sky (Hardcover)

A Name from the Sky By Diane Kruger, Christa Unzner (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Diane Kruger, Christa Unzner (Illustrator)
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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.

About the Author

Diane Kruger is an internationally renowned actor who grew up in Germany and has lived in London, Paris, and New York, where she currently resides with her partner, Norman Reedus, and their daughter. Before becoming an actress she studied ballet with the Royal Ballet in London. This is her first book. 

Christa Unzner is an illustrator living in Berlin, who has worked on over 100 children’s books. In addition to classic children’s books, she focuses on fairy tales and legends, as well as works of world literature for children and young people.

Praise For…

"Diane Kruger is celebrating the power of a name. In her new children's book, A Name From the Sky, Kruger opens up about discovering the meaning of her own name and … hopes her book will allow kids to be empowered by their own names .... 'I think as children, we suffer through things…. Whether that's a given name, or somebody says something mean to you. Everything is so up in the air. In time, your powers will come, and you don't have to worry.'" — People magazine

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

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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781662650918
ISBN-10: 1662650914
Publisher: minedition
Publication Date: October 25th, 2022
Pages: 48
Language: English