STARFELL: Willow Moss and the Lost Day is out in the USA and Canada today! I just want to say a BIG thank you to my lovely publishers Harper Kids (Harpercollins US) for publishing it! And a MASSIVE thank you to anyone who goes out and buys a copy! I really hope you like it!
The US cover is different to the UK and commonwealth one, with Willow and Oswin looking a bit more fierce, grin! The cover illustration was done by the wonderful Yaoyao Ma Van As. Here it is below! I think the colours are lovely too.
The ordinary becomes extraordinary in this sparkling first book in the Starfell series, a modern classic perfect for fans of Nevermoor and The Land of Stories.
Willow Moss’s small magic has always seemed unremarkable. But when the most feared witch in the land of Starfell appears on the Moss family’s doorstep looking for help, it’s not Willow’s talented sisters she seeks, it’s Willow. Because Willow is a finder of lost things—and Moreg Vaine says that last Tuesday has gone missing.
Willow and Moreg set out on a perilous journey across the wilds of Starfell, looking for what they’ve lost. If they don’t discover what happened to the missing day, the repercussions could be devastating for the entire kingdom.
“With whimsy, humor, danger, and surprising twists, Valente’s new series will be a surefire hit, leaving readers clamoring for the next in the series .”– School Library Journal
“Valente’s cozy worldbuilding and familiar characterizations make for a sweet, comfortable read. What a difference a day makes in this intriguing fantasy.”– Kirkus Reviews
“Valente’s witty, glowing prose infuses the tale with both intrigue and warmth.”– Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Get your copy here 🙂