THE GIRL OF INK & STARS

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When Isabella’s friend disappears, she volunteers to guide the search party. As a mapmaker’s daughter, she’s equipped with elaborate ink maps and knowledge of the stars, eager to navigate the island’s forgotten heart. But beneath the mountains a legendary fire demon awakens, and her journey is fraught with danger …

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The magical bestseller: a classic story to read again and again

Winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize
Winner of the British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year
Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award
Shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize

Beautiful, thrilling and magical, Sunday Times bestselling-author Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s debut novel has all the makings of a modern classic.

‘Absolutely loved it from start to finish’ TOM FLETCHER

‘I read it, I loved it’ MALORIE BLACKMAN

‘Kiran Millwood Hargrave creates a spellbinding world of magic, myth and adventure’ EMMA CARROLL

Forbidden to leave her island, Isabella dreams of the faraway lands her cartographer father once mapped.

When her friend disappears, she volunteers to guide the search. The world beyond the walls is a monster-filled wasteland – and beneath the dry rivers and smoking mountains, a fire demon is stirring from its sleep.

Soon, following her map, her heart and an ancient myth, Isabella discovers the true end of her journey: to save the island itself.

  • A beautifully written, multi award-winning story of friendship, discovery, myths and magic for any age – perfect for fans of Philip Pullman, Frances Hardinge or Katherine Rundell
  • From the author of The Mercies, chosen for the Richard & Judy Book Club
  • Set in an extensive and stunningly-imagined parallel world imbued with magical realism
  • A gorgeous gift for readers young and old – will stay with you long after reading

Additional information

Weight 0.24 kg
Dimensions 20.1 × 13.9 × 1.9 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

228

Language

English

Edition

Paperback original

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

Ages 5-12 / Code: B

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