A Clock of Stars: The Shadow Moth: The most magical children’s book debut of 2020

A Clock of Stars: The Shadow Moth: The most magical children’s book debut of 2020

A Clock of Stars: The Shadow Moth: The most magical children’s book debut of 2020 1
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With all the magic of Narnia and the humour of Mary Poppins, this is a future middle grade fantasy classic – and the beginning of an unforgettable journey…

Imogen should be nice to her little sister Marie. She should be nice to her mum’s boyfriend too. And she certainly shouldn’t follow a strange silver moth through a door in a tree.
But then… who does what they’re told?

Followed by Marie, Imogen finds herself falling into a magical kingdom where the two sisters are swept up in a thrilling race against time – helped by the spoiled prince of the kingdom, a dancing bear, a very grumpy hunter… and even the stars above them.

Thrilling, sharply funny, and with characters you will fall in love with, A Clock of Stars is a timeless fantasy from an astonishing new voice.



From the Publisher

A Clock of Stars by Francesca Gibbons, illustrated by Chris RiddellA Clock of Stars by Francesca Gibbons, illustrated by Chris Riddell

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The story begins with a little girl, called Imogen, who follows a moth into another world. The place she discovers is populated by monsters and bears and a prince who lives in a tower.

But Imogen is followed too . . . by her annoying little sister. Before she gets home, Imogen must learn to sort the truths from the myths and the outright lies.

Could the monsters, which descend on the city each night, be terribly misunderstood?

Could the king have a dark secret?

Strangest of all, can little sisters sometimes be useful?

A Clock of Stars: The Shadow Moth is about the importance of questioning the stories we’re told (including the stories that we tell ourselves).

Meet the characters…

Imogen

Imogen

Marie

Marie

Zuby

Zuby

Miro

Miro

“I’m not scared of the Kolsaney Forests. I can look after myself.”

Imogen’s got a head full of stories and clear sense of what’s right and wrong. Confident and fiercely independent, she doesn’t need anyone’s help – least of all her little sister’s.

“Sometimes, even little things can be quite fierce.”

Marie might be Imogen’s younger sister, but that doesn’t mean she’s a baby. A thoughtful child, she understands other people better than most. If only she was allowed to join the adventure…

“That’s the problem with you humans: you don’t know much.”

Bulbous eyes, hooked claws and unusually large front teeth… Zuby might not be handsome by human standards, but he has many skills.

“Going places you shouldn’t is one of the best games you can play on your own.”

As the prince of Yaroslav, Miro has everything he could wish for. Everything, that is, apart from friends.

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