Press Kit - The Boy, the Wolf, and the Stars
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Shivaun Plozza is the award-winning author of Frankie, Tin Heart and the up-coming middle grade fantasy, The Boy, the Wolf, and the Stars. Her writing has been short-listed for the CBCA Book of the Year, YALSA's Top Ten Best Young Adult Books of the Year, and the Gold Inky. She won the Davitt Award for Best Young Adult Crime Novel in 2017. She lives in Victoria with her cat, Fenchurch.
Shivaun Plozza is an award-winning author of books for children and young adults. Her debut novel, Frankie, was a CBCA Notable Book and won a number of awards, including the Davitt Awards and a commendation from the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award. Her second novel, Tin Heart, sold in three foreign territories, received two starred reviews, and was nominated to ALA’S Best Fiction for Young Adults list. Her debut middle-grade novel, The Boy, the Wolf, and the Stars, is forthcoming in 2020 from HMH Books for Young Readers and Penguin Random House Australia. She is a frequent contributor to anthologies, and when she is not writing she works as an editor and manuscript assessor.
Shivaun Plozza is the award-winning author of Frankie and Tin Heart. She won the Davitt Award for Best YA Crime Novel in 2017 and has been short-listed for numerous prizes, including the CBCA Book of the Year. The Boy, the Wolf, and the Stars is her debut middle grade fantasy.
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Title: The Boy, the Wolf, and the Stars
Author: Shivaun Plozza
Publication date: 17 November 2020 (North America); 20 October 2020 (Australia)
ISBN: 9780358243892 (North America); 9781760893453 (Australia)
ISBN (ebook): 9780358387701 (North America); 9781760893460 (Australia)
RRP: $16.99 USD (North America, hardback); $16.99 AUD (Australia, paperback)
Page extent: 384pp
Genre: Fantasy, adventure, action, folktale
Some say that long ago in the land of Ulv, the sky was filled with Stars. Twelve-year-old Bo knows the stories, but he believes the Stars and the wolf who ate them are just myths. And no myth can stop the ravenous Shadow Creatures from running rampant every night when it turns Dark.
But then one day Bo’s guardian, Mads, is attacked by a giant wolf straight from the legends. With his dying breath, Mads tells Bo that a great evil has been awakened, giving the Shadow Creatures unprecedented power, and the only way to stop it from spreading is to return the Stars to the sky.
And so Bo, accompanied by his best friend, a fox called Nix, sets out on a quest to find the three magic keys that will release the Stars. But they're not the only ones after the Stars ...
A boy and his pet fox go on a quest to find a wolf who has eaten all the stars in the sky before the Shadow Witch destroys the stars and removes good magic from the world forever, perfect for fans of The Girl Who Drank the Moon and Nevermoor.
Long ago, the land of Ulv was filled with magic. But that was before a wolf ate all the Stars in the night sky, ridding the world of magic and allowing Shadow Creatures, beasts made of shadow and evil, to flourish. Twelve-year-old Bo knows the stories but thinks the Stars and the wolf who ate them are nothing more than myths—until the day Bo’s guardian, Mads, is attacked by a giant wolf straight from the legends. With his dying breath, Mads tells Bo that Ulv is in danger and the only way to prevent the Shadow Creatures from taking over is to return the Stars to the sky.
And so Bo—accompanied by his best friend, a fox called Nix, a girl named Selene who’s magic is tied to the return of the Stars, and Tam, a bird-woman who has vowed to protect Bo at all costs—sets off on a quest to find the three magical keys that will release the Stars. But Bo isn’t the only one who wants the Stars, and the friends soon find themselves fleeing angry villagers, greedy merchants, and a vengeful wolf. And all the while, an evil witch lurks in the shadows and time is running out.
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Please note: quotes will be updated as reviews come in.
"Young readers with an insatiable hunger for adventure will love The Boy, the Wolf and the Stars ..."
–Books + Publishing
"The Boy, the Wolf and the Stars is a bittersweet tale filled with hope, longing and allegory, an irresistible combination that crescendos to a stunning conclusion."
–Books + Publishing