Author(s): Dominique Valente
Willow Moss, the youngest and least powerful sister in a family of witches, has a magical ability for finding lost things - like keys, or socks, or wooden teeth. Useful, but not exactly exciting . . .
Then the most powerful witch in the world of Starfell turns up at Willow's door and asks for her help. A whole day - last Tuesday to be precise - has gone missing. Completely. And, without it, the whole universe could unravel. Now Willow holds the fate of Starfell in her rather unremarkable hands . . . Can she save the day - by finding the lost one?
Step into Starfell, a world crackling with warmth, wit and magic, perfect for readers aged 8-12.
The youngest sister in a family of witches, Willow Moss has the magical ability to find lost things - like odd socks, keys, or gooey saliva-covered wooden teeth. While a useful power, Willow feels rather unremarkable, especially when her sister Camille can move objects with her mind. Not everyone who is magical gets triple-chocolate fudge cake types of powers; some get the wilted carrot sticks.
One day, Moreg Vaine, the most powerful and feared witch in all of Starfell, comes asking for Willow's help! Last Tuesday - the whole day - appears to have gone missing without a trace and only Willow can help to find it again. Now it's up to Willow to discover how remarkable she really is and save the lost day.
This first book in the Starfell series is very funny, quite delightful, and just the right amount of scary. With lovely line drawings throughout, this is a great read for younger fans of Nevermoor, Bronte Mettlestone, and Harry Potter. For ages 8+.
The most spellbinding new children's fantasy series of 2019, with beautiful black-and-white inside illustrations by Sarah Warburton. Perfect for fans of Cressida Cowell and Nevermoor.
Born in South Africa, Dominique Valente now lives in the Sussex countryside with her husband and their English Bulldog, Fudge. She writes bestselling women's fiction under her pseudonym, Lily Graham, and is a former journalist for publications like Business Day and Woman & Home.