Book Title: The Girl Who Ate the Stars

Details: Author: Busher, Caroline

Reading Age: 11 - 13

Publisher: Children's Poolbeg

ISBN-13: 9781781998694

Number of pages: 480


Retail Price: €9.99

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Book Details

Cuan wakes from her sleep. She has claws like daggers and glowing amber eyes. Her dress is made from the petals of black roses and she wears a necklace made of thorns. An ill wind blows, and a pack of bloodthirsty wolves appears....

As World War 11 rages, Lottie and Albert Hope are evacuated from England. They are sent to Kilbree, a village in Ireland where nothing is as it seems.

A German bomb is dropped in error there by a young pilot. It opens a portal to another world, Wolf Land, which is ruled by the evil Deathhound and his Werewolf Warriors.

Lottie and Albert, together with their gypsy friend Blaise and the pilot Gunther cross the portal to that savage world.

They are on a mission. They must find Wolf Girl call Cuan a girl with two hearts, one human,one wolf, who eats the stars to survive. In a race against time, they must rescue her from Wold Land.

A terrifying future awaits them all if the portal between the two worlds closes forever.


An original, highly imaginative tale with Gothic overtones. - Irish Examiner

A creepy, delicious tale of wolves and darkness in wartime -Peadar +ô GuilÝn, winner of the Children's Choice CBI Award 2017

Evacuated from wartime Manchester to rural Wexford, Lottie and Albert escape the bombs only to face a more ancient menace. A mysterious Gothic chiller of wolves and stars --Patricia Murphy, bestselling author

About the Author

Caroline Busher graduated with a First Class Honours MA in Creative Writing from UCD. She grew up in a Victorian House in the North West of England. As an only child Caroline spent her days reading books and writing fantastical stories. When she got older she moved to the South East of Ireland. Caroline strongly believes that it is the most magical place on earth. Her house is nestled beneath the Blackstairs Mountains. But be warned if you ever go there you must tread carefully. The mountains resemble sleeping giants and legend has it that the giants might wake up someday."