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The Star Outside my Window

Onjali Q. Rauf

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Orchard Books
09 October 2019
Children's & Educational; General fiction (Children's&YA); Adventure stories (Children's&YA); Family & home stories (Children's&YA); Humorous stories (Children's&YA)
'I've always wanted to be a Star Hunter. But I don't want to be the kind that looks for old stars that have already been burning for millions of years. I want to find the brand new ones - the ones that have only just been born and are searching for the people they've left behind...' Following the disappearance of her mum, 10-year-old Aniyah suddenly finds herself living in foster care. With her life in disarray, she knows just one thing for sure: her mum isn't gone for ever. Because people with the brightest hearts never truly leave. They become stars.

So when a new star is spotted acting strangely in the sky, Aniyah is sure it's her mum, and she embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to make sure everyone else knows too -- an adventure that involves breaking into the Royal Observatory of London, a mischievous scurry of squirrels and the biggest star in Hollywood...

Told through the innocent voice of a child, this is a story that explores the subtle faces and endless impacts of domestic violence, and celebrates the power of hope and resilience, from Onjali Rauf, the award-winning author of THE BOY AT THE BACK OF THE CLASS.
By:   Onjali Q. Rauf
Imprint:   Orchard Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   273g
ISBN:   9781510105157
ISBN 10:   1510105158
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   09 October 2019
Recommended Age:   From 9 to 11 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Onjali Q. Rauf is the founder of Making Herstory, an organisation mobilising men, women and children from all walks of life to tackle the abuse and trafficking of women and girls in the UK and beyond. In her spare time she delivers emergency aid convoys for refugee families surviving in Calais and Dunkirk, and supports interfaith projects. She specialised in Women's Studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and Oxford University. The Boy at the Back of the Class is her first novel.

Reviews for The Star Outside my Window

'The Star Outside My Window' is a lovely story about a girl who wants to be a star hunter when she grows up. * Irish Sunday Independent * Tackled the aftermath of domestic violence with a shining innocence * Guardian - 'The best children's books of 2019 for all ages' *


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