Starboy: Inspired by the Life and Lyrics of David Bowie (Hardcover)
A starry-eyed ode to self-expression and staying true to yourself, inspired by the life and lyrics of beloved icon David Bowie.
For as long as David could remember, he felt like a stranger on his own planet.
As if he’d fallen to Earth from outer space…
David Bowie is one of the most influential artists of our time, beloved for his joyful self-expression and fierce individuality. But how did he come to be this iconic Starman, celebrated by millions around the world?
Inspired by the life and lyrics of David Bowie, author-illustrator Jami Gigot imagines the story of a lonely young boy enchanted by the music of the stars—yet no one else can hear the shimmy-shake rhythm that moves through his body. At first misunderstood and ignored, David ultimately finds the courage to be true to himself, sparking a dazzling revolution…
At once vibrantly imaginative and true to the spirit of Bowie, Starboy is about embracing your individuality and discovering the cosmic rhythm that hums within each of us.
Jami Gigot is the author and illustrator of several picture books including Mae and the Moon, Seb and the Sun, and Imagination Vacation. Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, she studied Digital Animation at Vancouver Film School and worked in London and Hollywood as a digital artist before settling down in Vancouver, B.C., where she now lives with her two children. In addition to writing and drawing, she enjoys combing the shoreline for treasures with her family.
"Gigot’s gorgeous mixed-media illustrations bring the story to life... Regardless of children’s knowledge of Bowie, the message of an outsider who finds his way will resonate and delight." —School Library Journal, Starred Review
"Swirls of sparkling, galactic colors that twine around David make a lively visual representation of sound. . . A visually striking pedestal for an idolized music icon." —Kirkus Reviews