Marikit and the Ocean of Stars


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$16.99  $15.80
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
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5.64 X 8.63 X 1.13 inches | 0.87 pounds

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About the Author

Caris Avendaño Cruz is a copywriter for internet brands and cool businesses, but her favorite things to write are magical stories led by kids of color. Marikit and the Ocean of Stars is her debut novel. She lives in Bulacan, Philippines and posts on Twitter and Instagram. Visit her website to learn more.


"Inspired by Filipino folklore and legends, this is an exciting quest full of heart...A captivating tale of family, love, loss, and magic." --Kirkus

"Like Alice stumbling down the rabbit hole, Marikit has memorable adventures that help her find her place in the world. A perfect read-alike for fans of Grace Lin's Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (2009) and Erin Entrada Kelly's Lalani of the Distant Sea (2019)." --Booklist

"Marikit's story is one of finding what is most important in life, through family and friends, and gratitude over material wealth. Debut author Cruz has created a richly woven Filipino adventure [that] stands out due to its beautiful exploration of Filipino culture and lyrical prose." --School Library Journal

"Cruz has woven a constellation of folklore, love and whimsy to create a tender, glimmering tale that is sure to be an enduring classic. Destined to be a star on every shelf." --Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of the Pandava series

"Radiant and lyrical. Marikit and the Ocean of Stars is woven with love, each line shimmering with beautiful words, forming a timeless story that will find a place in readers' hearts." --Julie Abe, author of the Eva Evergreen series

"Marikit and the Ocean of Stars is rich and magical, full of heart and imagination. A must-read for fans of mythical creatures, magical gods, and marvelous monsters." --Erin Entrada Kelly, winner of the 2018 Newbery Medal for Hello Universe and 2021 Newbery Honor for We Dream of Space

"Marikit and the Ocean of Stars is a stunning, lyrical, and magical tale that is sure to become a new favorite....A remarkable debut." --Alex Aster, award-winning author of the Emblem Island series

"Full of rich detail and a tremendous heart, Marikit's whimsical, immersive adventure is an absolute delight." --Amanda Foody, New York Times bestselling author of Wilderlore