The Star Thief

By: Lindsey Becker

The constellations come to life in this imaginative fantasy adventure debut.

ISBN: 9780316348560

JLG Release: Jul 2017


Sensitive Areas: Mild language
Topics: Fantasy , Magic , Action and adventure , Adventure and adventurers , Inventors , Constellations , Classical mythology , Sailors

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Awards & Honors

Spring 2017 Kids’ Indies Next List, Ages 9 to 12

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal

School Library Journal

Honorine’s boring life tending fires at Vidalia mansion is disrupted when she discovers strangers invading long-lost Lord Vidalia’s study. Before she knows what’s happening, she finds herself swept up in the ongoing battle between two powerful men: the Mapmaker and Captain Nautilus. The Mapmaker is the leader of the Mordant, who a Honorine’s boring life tending fires at Vidalia mansion is disrupted when she discovers strangers invading long-lost Lord Vidalia’s study. Before she knows what’s happening, she finds herself swept up in the ongoing battle between two powerful men: the Mapmaker and Captain Nautilus. The Mapmaker is the leader of the Mordant, who are physical manifestations of the constellations whose powers help guide humanity. Captain Nautilus leads a crew of scientists who are trying to capture the Mordant and harness their powers—he also happens to be Honorine’s father. After Honorine learns she is half-Mordant, she understands that her powers could shift the battle, but it is difficult to tell which side is good and which is bad, especially since her best friend Francis has sided with Nautilus. In the end, saving the world means seeking out one of the last remaining Mordant, Andromeda, who is Honorine’s mother. Readers will find it easy to connect emotionally with Honorine as she tries to navigate a world with no clear answers, while fantasy lovers will appreciate the mythological underpinnings of this imaginative new world. VERDICT A fine addition to large fantasy collections.—Eliza Langhans, Hatfield Public Library, MA

Book Details

ISBN

9780316348560

First Release

July 2017

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

Page Count

416

Accelerated Reader

Level 0; Points: 0;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

Lexile

Level 920L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Little, Brown

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Mild language

Topics

Fantasy, Magic, Action and adventure, Adventure and adventurers, Inventors, Constellations, Classical mythology, Sailors,

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