A Sliver of Stardust

A Sliver of Stardust

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From Marissa Burt, author of Storybound, comes a richly imagined middle grade fantasy loosely inspired by the rhymes of Mother Goose. Full of magic and mystery, A Sliver of Stardust is the perfect adventure for fans of A Wrinkle in Time or The Emerald Atlas.

Wren Matthews thought she'd outgrown nursery rhymes a long time ago. But that was before she knew that songs of twinkling little stars and four-and-twenty blackbirds were the key to an ancient, hidden magic.

Wren's discovery catapults her into a world of buried secrets, strange dreams, and a mountain fortress under an aurora-filled sky. But just as she starts to master her unique abilities, her new world begins to crumble around her . . . and only she can save it.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 374 pages
  • 145 x 213 x 30mm | 408g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062291556
  • 9780062291554
  • 1,736,715

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"Burt employs highly descriptive world building and plenty of action."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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I am a gold lock.
I am a gold key.
However high and low you hunt,
You'll never find me.

Wren Matthews outgrew nursery rhymes a long time ago. Little did she know that songs of twinkling little stars and four-and-twenty blackbirds are the key to the ancient magic of stardust--a magic that only a few people can see and use. And Wren is one of them.

Wren has always preferred to stick to herself. But when she is invited to the faraway mountain fortress where an ancient order has long studied and guarded the stardust, she doesn't hesitate to accept.

Soon Wren is swept up in strange dreams, buried secrets, and rumors that an old enemy is plotting his return. As she tries to master her new abilities, Wren knows only one thing for sure. There's magic in the world--and it's waiting for her.
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242 ratings
3.73 out of 5 stars
5 28% (67)
4 33% (79)
3 29% (70)
2 7% (18)
1 3% (8)
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