Written & illustrated by James Foley

🇦🇺🇳🇿 Australia/NZ edition:
published by Fremantle Press, 2nd November 2021
ISBN: 9781760990732 (hardback)

🇹🇷 Türkçe baskı (Turkish edition) ‘Yildizfilosu’
İthaki Çocuk, December 2021
Çeviren: İdil Koçak
ISBN: 9786257360487 (paperback)

🇺🇸🇨🇦 USA/Canada edition:
published by Kane Miller Books, 1st January 2022
ISBN: 9781684644247 (hardback)

Heroes come in all shapes, sizes and species.

Stella wants to be an astronaut. There is only one problem: Stella is an elephant.

Every time she applies to Space Command, they come up with a new reason she can’t join. But where there’s a will, there’s a way and Stella is determined to reach for the stars.

Does she have the right stuff?

Read an excerpt here.

Teacher Resources


Shortlisted Book
2022 Children’s Book Council of Australia
Picture Book of the Year

Shortlisted Book
2021 WA Premier’s Book Awards
The Premier’s Prize for Writing for Children

Shortlisted Book
2021 Aurealis Awards
Best Children’s Fiction

Shortlisted Book
2022 Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Crystal Kite Award (members’ choice)
Australia/New Zealand region

Shortlisted Book
Speech Pathology Australia
2022 Book of the Year Awards


Book trailer

Stellarphant read-aloud on Story Box Library

You can watch and listen as Jillian Nguyen reads Stellarphant on the Story Box Library website.

Here’s a teaser:

News / Behind-the-Scenes

Check out my blog for the latest posts about Stellarphant.

Sincere thanks to:

… the WA DLGSC, who provided me with a grant to produce the final artwork of Stellarphant.

Buy from your local Australian bookshop:

Buy Stellarphant in PERTH, WA:
Paper Bird
The Literature Centre
Open Book
Beaufort Street Books
Rabble Books & Games
Collins Cottesloe
Crow Books
Fremantle Press
Paperbark Merchants, Albany (you can’t order online but it’s in store)
Dymocks (multiple stores)

Buy Stellarphant in SYDNEY, NSW:
Better Read Than Dead
Hill of Content Balmain
Potts Point Bookshop
Harry Hartog (multiple stores)
Berkelouw Books (multiple stores)
Dymocks (multiple stores)

Buy Stellarphant in CANBERRA, ACT:
The Book Cow
Dymocks Canberra & Belconnen
Harry Hartog, Woden
Book Passion

Buy Stellarphant in MELBOURNE, VIC:
The Little Bookroom
Readings Kids
Escape Hatch Books
Collins Croydon
Avenue bookstore (multiple stores)
Dymocks (multiple stores)

Buy Stellarphant in BRISBANE, QLD:
Where The Wild Things Are
Riverbend Books
Mary Ryans Milton (you can’t order online, but it’s in store)
Avid Reader (temporarily out of stock but you can order it in)
Dymocks Bundaberg

Buy Stellarphant in ADELAIDE, SA:
Matilda Bookshop
Mostly Books
Dymocks Adelaide

Buy Stellarphant in TASSIE:
Hobart Bookshop
Dymocks Hobart
Petrarch’s, Launceston

Buy Stellarphant in DARWIN, NT:
The Bookshop

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