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Strange star

by Emma Carroll | 07 July 2016
PAPERBACK
Category: Childrens 9 plus
From the queen of historical fiction, a thrilling, deliciously creepy story that is sure to freeze your blood . . . They were coming tonight to tell ghost stories. 'A tale to freeze the blood,' was the only rule. Switzerland, 1816. On a stormy summer night, Lord Byron and his guests are gathered round the fire. Felix, their serving boy, can't wait to hear their creepy tales. Yet real life is about to take a chilling turn- more chilling than any tale. Frantic pounding at the front door reveals a stranger, a girl covered in the most unusual scars. She claims to be looking for her sister, supposedly snatched from England by a woman called Mary Shelley. Someone else has followed her here too, she says. And the girl is terrified. This breathtaking new book from Emma Carroll, the critically-acclaimed author of Frost Hollow Hall, The Girl Who Walked On Air, In Darkling Wood and The Snow Sister, is a deliciously creepy story inspired by the creation of Frankenstein , and is brought to life by a leading talent in children's literature. 'A deliciously gothic thriller.' The Bookseller 'Tremendous fun.' The Financial Times 'Five stars for Strange Star .' The Times, Children's Book of the Week 'Like Michael Morpurgo and Philip Pullman, Carroll . . . writes with the supreme, almost casual confidence of someone who knows she can keep her listeners in thrall.' The Telegraph 'If your middle grade kids (ages 8-12) haven't discovered Emma Carroll yet, then they're missing out.' Irish Times 'A fast, exciting read.' The School Librarian
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From the queen of historical fiction, a thrilling, deliciously creepy story that is sure to freeze your blood . . . They were coming tonight to tell ghost stories. 'A tale to freeze the blood,' was the only rule. Switzerland, 1816. On a stormy summer night, Lord Byron and his guests are gathered round the fire. Felix, their serving boy, can't wait to hear their creepy tales. Yet real life is about to take a chilling turn- more chilling than any tale. Frantic pounding at the front door reveals a stranger, a girl covered in the most unusual scars. She claims to be looking for her sister, supposedly snatched from England by a woman called Mary Shelley. Someone else has followed her here too, she says. And the girl is terrified. This breathtaking new book from Emma Carroll, the critically-acclaimed author of Frost Hollow Hall, The Girl Who Walked On Air, In Darkling Wood and The Snow Sister, is a deliciously creepy story inspired by the creation of Frankenstein , and is brought to life by a leading talent in children's literature. 'A deliciously gothic thriller.' The Bookseller 'Tremendous fun.' The Financial Times 'Five stars for Strange Star .' The Times, Children's Book of the Week 'Like Michael Morpurgo and Philip Pullman, Carroll . . . writes with the supreme, almost casual confidence of someone who knows she can keep her listeners in thrall.' The Telegraph 'If your middle grade kids (ages 8-12) haven't discovered Emma Carroll yet, then they're missing out.' Irish Times 'A fast, exciting read.' The School Librarian
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€9.80
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Delivery in 4 - 7 working
Quantity:
29 Reward Points

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!

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From the queen of historical fiction, a thrilling, deliciously creepy story that is sure to freeze your blood . . . They were coming tonight to tell ghost stories. 'A tale to freeze the blood,' was the only rule. Switzerland, 1816. On a stormy summer night, Lord Byron and his guests are gathered round the fire. Felix, their serving boy, can't wait to hear their creepy tales. Yet real life is about to take a chilling turn- more chilling than any tale. Frantic pounding at the front door reveals a stranger, a girl covered in the most unusual scars. She claims to be looking for her sister, supposedly snatched from England by a woman called Mary Shelley. Someone else has followed her here too, she says. And the girl is terrified. This breathtaking new book from Emma Carroll, the critically-acclaimed author of Frost Hollow Hall, The Girl Who Walked On Air, In Darkling Wood and The Snow Sister, is a deliciously creepy story inspired by the creation of Frankenstein , and is brought to life by a leading talent in children's literature. 'A deliciously gothic thriller.' The Bookseller 'Tremendous fun.' The Financial Times 'Five stars for Strange Star .' The Times, Children's Book of the Week 'Like Michael Morpurgo and Philip Pullman, Carroll . . . writes with the supreme, almost casual confidence of someone who knows she can keep her listeners in thrall.' The Telegraph 'If your middle grade kids (ages 8-12) haven't discovered Emma Carroll yet, then they're missing out.' Irish Times 'A fast, exciting read.' The School Librarian

Product Details

Strange star

ISBN9780571317653

FormatPAPERBACK

PublisherFABER & FABER (07 July. 2016)

No. of Pages307

Weight253

Language English (United States)

Dimensions 198 x 129 x 19