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The Starburster Stories

Written by Berlie Doherty

The Starburster Stories Synopsis

Follow Tam on three exciting adventures to the land of Faery - where he'll battle castle nightmares, evil creatures and mischevious fairies! THE STARBURSTER At first, Tam isn't at all keen on his baby sister, Blue. But with a little inventive persuasion from Great-grandpa, Tam changes his mind. One terrible night, Blue is stolen - and an ugly fairy changeling is left in her place! It falls to Tam to journey to the magical land of Faery, return the changeling and win back Blue... THE HUMMING MACHINE Great-grandpa Toby is making so much NOISE! And if Tam can hear the clamour coming from his humming machine, the fairies will too. Soon enough, on the night of a blue moon, Great-grandpa vanishes. Tam must venture to Faery Land once more - but what will he find when he gets there? THE WINDSPINNER First the fairies took Tam's little sister, Blue. Then they took his Great-grandpa Toby. Now Tam has to keep a great secret - not only is Great-grandpa still in Faery as King, but the old King of the fairies, Oban, is now in Tam's world disguised as a boy Tam's age! At first, it's lots of fun having Oban and his magic around. He manages to charm everybody - even Tam's teacher at school. But then things start to go wrong . . . Three enchanting stories from much-loved, Carnegie Award-winning author Berlie Doherty. Young Corgi books are perfect for building reading confidence

The Starburster Stories Press Reviews

(Of The Humming Machine): The story is told with a great deal of charm * The School Librarian * (Of The Humming Machine): Doherty writes for children with simplicity, pace and zest, making thoroughly modern stories out of tales that have roots delicately lace in Celtic myth * Sunday Telegraph * (Of Deep Secret): We should treasure writers like Berlie Doherty who are incapable of writing a mediocre sentence * Independent * (Of The Starburster): A great story to read aloud or for new readers to tackle on their own * Northern Echo * (Of Deep Secret): We should treasure writers like Berlie Doherty who are incapable of writing a mediocre sentence * Sunday Telegraph *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780552569750
Publication date: 3rd October 2013
Author: Berlie Doherty
Publisher: Young Corgi an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 512 pages

About 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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