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The Forest of Stars

(2020)
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In this mysterious and mesmerizing fantasy novel, perfect for fans of Splendor and Glooms and Circus Mirandus, a windswept girl who can float among the stars searches for her long-lost father at a shadow-filled carnival.

"Kassner’s writing dazzles . . . a tale of hope, courage, and friendship." —Newbery Honor winner Ingrid Law

Left all alone after her mother passes away, twelve-year-old Louisa LaRoche watches the sky for her father. Long ago, a powerful gust of wind swept through town, stealing him away on the wings of his untamed magic—the same magic that stirs within Louisa. As if she is made of hollow bones and too much air, her feet never quite touch the ground.

But for all her sky gazing, Louisa finds her fortune on the leaf-strewn street when she spots a gleaming black-and-gold invitation—a ticket to the Carnival Beneath the Stars. If her father fits in nowhere else, maybe she’ll find him there, dazzling crowds alongside the other strange and wonderful feats. Only, soon after she arrives, a tightrope act ends disastrously—and suspiciously. As fate tugs Louisa closer to the stars, she must decide if she’s willing to slip into the injured performer’s role, despite the darkness plucking at the carnival’s magical threads.

In The Forest of Stars, Heather Kassner weaves a spectacle of wondrous magic, unexpected friendship, and dark secrets.

Featuring illustrations by Iz Ptica.

* "Irresistible." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Like the carnival at its heart, this story is richly magical and delightfully eerie." —Cassie Beasley, New York Times bestselling author of Circus Mirandus

Genre: Children's Fiction

Praise for this book

"A dark and dazzling tale, glistening with marvels, mysteries and the magic of friendship." - Sophie Anderson

"Woven together with atmospheric, lyrical language, this is a sparkling tale about grief, hope, and found families. The magic of this book will touch your heart and send it soaring." - Amanda Foody

"A spellbinding tapestry of dreams and nightmares, shadows and hope." - J A White


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Hardback Editions

August 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Forest of Stars
Author(s): Heather Kassner
ISBN: 1-250-29700-1 / 978-1-250-29700-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

August 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Forest of Stars
Author(s): Heather Kassner
ISBN: 1-250-79177-4 / 978-1-250-79177-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Square Fish
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May 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Forest of Stars
Author(s): Heather Kassner
ISBN: 1-78909-180-2 / 978-1-78909-180-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
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Audio Editions

August 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Forest of Stars
Author(s): Heather Kassner
ISBN: 1-250-61913-0 / 978-1-250-61913-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Young Listeners
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


August 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Forest of Stars
Author(s): Heather Kassner, Iz Ptica-Illustrator
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   


August 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Forest of Stars
Author(s): Heather Kassner, Iz Ptica-Illustrator
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2021 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Forest of Stars
Author(s): Heather Kassner
Publisher: Titan Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


August 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Forest of Stars
Author(s): Heather Kassner
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA