The Forest of Stars

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Henry Holt & Company
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5.5 X 8.3 X 1.1 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Heather Kassner loves thunderstorms, hummingbirds, and books. She lives with her husband in Arizona, waiting (and waiting and waiting) for the rain, photographing hummingbirds, and reading and writing strange little stories. She is also the author The Bone Garden. Follow her on Twitter!


Praise for The Forest of Stars

Kassner's writing dazzles . . . a tale of hope, courage, and friendship. --Newbery Honor winner Ingrid Law

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

A dark and dazzling tale, glistening with marvels, mysteries and the magic of friendship. --Sophie Anderson, author of The House with Chicken Legs

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, author of Ace of Shades

A spellbinding tapestry of dreams and nightmares, shadows and hope. --J.A. White, author of The Thickety

A dark, glimmering story that combines the coziness of a classic fairy tale with the joyful inventiveness of poetry, THE FOREST OF STARS is a heartfelt, hopeful novel about owning your magic and finding your place in the world that fans of Catherynne Valente will love. --Hayley Chewins, author of The Turnaway Girls

Told in prose both dark and glittering, Kassner's mesmerizing, magical story of friendship, belonging and loss will have readers eager to join the Carnival Beneath the Stars and the extraordinary characters found inside its tents. --R. M. Romero, author of The Dollmaker of Kraków

Praise for The Bone Garden

[Evokes] the dreamy tone and themes of Neil Gaiman's Coraline and The Graveyard Book. --Booklist

Best read aloud on a dark autumn night (under a cozy blanket, of course), this magical story--and the brave girl in its pages--will haunt you in the best way. --Natalie Lloyd, New York Times bestselling author of Over the Moon

A gorgeously creepy tale with a timeless feel. With her vulnerability and courage, Irréelle is a heroine you can't help but love. --Elly Blake, New York Times bestselling author of Nightblood