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  • Published: 30 June 2013
  • ISBN: 9781446430330
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 122

The Starburster

An enchanting tale by this Carnegie Medal winner, of Tam's brave journey to rescue his baby sister who has been stolen by the fairies.

At first, Tam isn't at all keen on his baby sister, Blue. All she seems to do is cry. But with a little inventive persuasion from Great-grandpa Tam changes his mind and even goes as far as to admit he might quite like her. But then one terrible night, Blue is stolen and an ugly fairy changeling is left in her place. With his Mum and Dad wrapped up in grief, and his Great-grandpa far too old for adventures, it falls to Tam to venture to the land of Faery, return the changeling and win back Blue. But it is a hazardous journey, and Tam must keep his wits about him as he crosses the Sapphire lake, does battle with the castle nightmares and finally confronts the King and Queen of the fairies.

  • Pub date: 30 June 2013
  • ISBN: 9781446430330
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 122

About the Author

Berlie Doherty

Berlie Doherty began writing for children in 1983, after teaching and working in radio. She has written more than 35 books for children, as well as for the theatre, radio and television. Berlie has won the Carnegie Medal twice: in 1987 for GRANNY WAS A BUFFER GIRL and in 1992 for DEAR NOBODY. She has also won the Writer's Guild Children's Fiction Award for DAUGHTER OF THE SEA. Her work is published all over the world, and many of her books have been televised.

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Praise for The Starburster

“Compelling and exciting”


“A great read”

The School Librarian

“A great story to read aloud or for new readers to tackle on their own”

Northern Echo

“[The book] succeeds because it does not condescend to reluctant readers”

Sunday Independent

“The narrative is linear and pacy”


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