The constellations come to life in this imaginative fantasy adventure debut.
Honorine's life as a maid at the Vidalia mansion is rather dull, dusting treasures from faraway places and daydreaming in front of maps of the world. But everything changes when she catches two brutish sailors ransacking Lord Vidalia's study, and then follows a mysterious girl with wings out into the night....
Suddenly, Honorine is whisked into the middle of a battle between the crew of a spectacular steamship and a band of mythical constellations. The stars in the sky have come to life to defend themselves against those who want to harness their powers. Much to her surprise, Honorine is the crux of it all, the center of an epic clash between magic and science, the old ways and the new. But can this spirited young girl bring both sides of a larger-than-life fight together before they unleash an evil power even older than the stars?
|Publisher:||Little, Brown Books for Young Readers|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.20(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Lindsey Becker writes middle grade fiction about ghosts, monsters, mythical beasts, and daring children who love adventure and magic. The Star Thief is her debut novel, and she invites you to visit her online at literarylilycate.blogspot.com or @lcatebecker. She lives in Wisconsin.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Our granddaughter's choice of book-of-the-month club. She is reading happily, says it is "a keeper."
This is such an imaginative and magical book! Honorine, the protagonist, is clever and resourceful, and Francis had me laughing out loud more than once! It's a story full of adventure that's every bit as inventive and clever as its protagonist, featuring constellations that come to life as mythical beings, an incredible flying steamship, clockwork inventions, and so much more. The writing is absolutely beautiful. Highly recommend for fans of fantasy adventure looking for something unique and magical!