The Star-spun Web

Written by Sinead O'Hart

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The Star-spun Web Synopsis

With her passion for scientific experimentation and her pet tarantula Violet, Tess de Sousa is no ordinary orphan. When a stranger shows up at Ackerbee's Home for Lost and Foundlings, claiming to be a distant relative come to adopt her, Tess hopes to find some answers to her mysterious origins. But as she adjusts to her new life at Roedeer Lodge, it becomes clear that Norton F. Cleat knows more about Tess - and the strange device left with her when she was abandoned as a baby - than he's letting on. And when Tess discovers that the Starspinner is the gateway between her world and a parallel world in which war rages, she realizes she may be the key to a terrible plan. A plan she must stop at all costs... 

The Star-spun Web Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

A Star of a book! I've never given much thought to having a pet tarantula, but I think I would like a Violet. Full review

Charlotte Walker (Age )

This book was really awesome! It was different to most of the books I have read but I really, really enjoyed it! I hope it will be part of a series and I can’t wait for the next one. Full review

Lily O’Dwyer (Age 10)

I found this book enjoyable because it was interesting and the story kept me intrigued. Full review

Josh Parcell (Age 11)

I want a sequel to this book, I need to read more about the characters and what will happen. Full review

William Pasturel (Age 13)

The Star-spun Web Press Reviews


A charming, thrilling tale of adventure - Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of THE GIRL OF INK AND STARS

O'Hart's writing crackles with imagination - Jennifer Bell, author of THE UNCOMMONERS

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ISBN: 9781788950220
Publication date: 07/02/2019
Publisher: Stripes Publishing an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781788950220
Publication date: 7th February 2019
Author: Sinead O'Hart
Publisher: Stripes Publishing an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 384 pages
Suitable for: 9+ readers

About Sinead O'Hart

Sinéad O’Hart was raised in a small house full of books in the south-east of Ireland. She has a degree in Medieval English and has had many careers (including butcher, bookseller and university lecturer). She now lives in County Meath, near Dublin, with her husband, their daughter and an ever-expanding book collection.

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