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The Girl Who Sailed the Stars

Written & illustrated by Matilda Woods
Published by Philomel
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When Oona Britt was born in the magical town of Nordlor, where all of the homes are built from wrecked ships, her parents never expected her to be a girl. Having listened to a faulty prediction from a washed-up soothsayer, they were promised a “bold and brave son,” so as the youngest of seven sisters, Oona’s birth became a disappointment — especially to her sea captain father, who doesn’t believe there’s a place for girls aboard ships.

But Oona is different from the rest of her family. She longs for adventure and knowledge. So she steals aboard her father’s ship just as he’s about to set sail for his annual winter whale hunt, and suddenly finds herself in the midst of a grand adventure! The ship has its own sea cat, Barnacles, and a navigator named Haroyld, who show Oona how to follow the stars. But for all that, Oona’s father is furious. Can she prove to him that she’s worth his love and pride, even though she’s not the bold and brave son he was promised?

This follow-up to The Boy, the Bird & the Coffin Maker carries just as much heart and charm as Matilda Woods’s first novel. The characters, story, and illustrations will dazzle readers.

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Who Wrote The Girl Who Sailed the Stars

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Matilda Woods

Matilda Woods (www.matildawoods.com) grew up in the small town of Southern Tablelands, Australia. She graduated from Monash University with a Masters of Social Work. Matilda splits her time between writing middle grade fiction and working as a youth social worker. She is the author of The Boy, the Bird & the Coffin Maker, and she currently lives in the same small town where she grew up, with her four chickens, three dogs, two cats, and one bird. Follow her on Twitter @MatildaWrites.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780525515241
Publication Date:
June 25, 2019
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2018032428
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0525515240
Lexile:
750L
Accelerated Reader Points:
7.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
502516
ATOS Book Level:
5.2
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
MG

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