The Boy, The Wolf, and The Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Shivaun Plozza
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.
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.
“Wolf so hungry, wolf so bold, don’t hurt us do as you‘re told.”
”Little Star, little Star, the hungry Wolf knows where you are. He’ll chase you round, up and down. He’ll never stop until you’re found.”
“The hungry Wolf has fed. Now all the Stars are dead.”
”The dark will come, you’d better run, now all the Stars are dead.”
This is one of the most magical middle grade stories I have ever read. It hooked me from the very first chapter. My heart just about exploded following Bo’s story as he tried to right a wrong that he hadn’t meant to happen. As he meets friends in unexpected places, Bo grows to feel accepted and loved. this tale is perfect for those young and old. I highly recommend it, and can’t wait to share with my three girls.
About the Author:
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.