Root & Star Magazine Issue 17
September/October 2018 Issue
In this issue, we find beauty, bravery, and magic in the crow, a very strange black bird.
Crows are strange birds. They are not, to many, immediately beautiful. Their voices are harsh. They are black shadows, haunting us from high in the trees—then they land in the dirt with stuttering, staccato gestures. In this issue, we find beauty in this strange black bird. We find its bravery, its magic. We celebrate the coming of the season when crows become so noticeable as the leaves fall from the trees.
More to the Story
Root & Star is published six times per year. This magazine is paperback, has 40 full-color pages of beauty and life, and is published six times per year. The target audience for each magazine is children ages 3–8, 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.
Root & Star magazine
- is wise and wild, strange and sweet.
- cultivates happy, healthy, peaceful, creative children.
- is dedicated to creating an artful, quality, ad-free magazine that inspires the poetry of childhood.
- takes children offline into the pleasure of pages they can touch, turn, share, and read in the grass.
- preserves the sacred space of childhood.
- nourishes parents with words and artwork as appealing to them as to their children.
- is a community of artists and writers working to create something meaningful, rich, and relevant.
Courtney says: One day while working on an art assignment for a magazine while my friend was watching my children, my daughter pranced excitedly into my studio showing me some mail she had just received. Children love mail! I went back to drawing, and while I drew I thought about this: I have so many art and writing friends who are also parents. We were artists before we were parents, and this interplay of art and child-rearing is both beautiful and sometimes complicated. We all make work that we can share in some way with our children, and we are also short on time in this phase of our lives. Why not collaborate together, each working on a small piece, and as a whole it can be large and amazing? I thought about the children's magazines that I knew, and I felt that my friends and I could make something with even more depth and artfulness, with more soul and wildness--a beautiful magazine that parents and children alike could be excited to find in their mailboxes. I dreamt of a magazine with as much depth as the best of children's literature, and with as much playfulness and experimentation as the best ephemera. Root & Star was born.
This magazine measures 8.5" L x 10.5" W.
Safety & Care
Recommended for ages 3-8 years and over.