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Kiran Millwood Hargrave

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Kiran Millwood Hargrave
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Kiran is 27 and writes poetry, plays and novels. Her bestselling debut The Girl of Ink & Stars won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, and was voted Children’s Book of the Year at the British Book Awards 2017. Her second, The Island at the End of Everything, was published in April 2017. She lives in Oxford with her husband, Tom, and her cat, Luna.


  • THE GIRL OF INK AND STARS(Chicken House, May 2016)


THE GIRL OF INK AND STARS by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Forbidden to leave her island, Isabella dreams of the faraway lands her father once mapped.
When her closest friend disappears into the island’s Forgotten Territories, she volunteers to guide the search. As a cartographer’s daughter, she’s equipped with elaborate ink maps and knowledge of the stars, and is eager to navigate the island’s forgotten heart.
But the world beyond the walls is a monster-filled wasteland – and beneath the dry rivers and smoking mountains, a legendary fire demon is stirring from its sleep. Soon, following her map, her heart and an ancient myth, Isabella discovers the true end of her journey: to save the island itself.
A beautifully written and lyrical story of friendship, discovery, myths and magic – perfect for fans of Philip Pullman, Frances Hardinge or Katherine Rundell. (more)

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