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The Isle of a Thousand Stars has always rested beneath a velvet sky full of stars. But now that’s changing. Night after night, the Shadow comes, and one by one the stars go out.

Tigris and her dad have just moved to a new apartment, even though neither of them wants to. In their old apartment there’d still been small traces of Tigris’ mother. The new place feels empty in comparison.

One day, Tigris finds a strange box with her mother’s name on it. She crawls into the box and falls asleep. When she wakes up, she’s no longer in the apartment, but on The Isle of a Thousand Stars! There she meets Ariann with her songs, and Leo with his cloud sheep. But on the island there is also the Shadow – a being that extinguishes all the stars that give the island life. And the deadly Petrified Forest, where Tigris’ mother disappeared...

The Isle of a Thousand Stars is an adventure story about friendship, missing someone, and family secrets that finally come to light.

Reviews

  • “It’s hard not to think of Mio, My Son when reading this magical and heartrending adventure-tale about eleven-year-old Tigris. Her longing for her mother who died when Tigris was little is depicted with warmth and care.”

    Vi Läser, Sweden

  • The Isle of a Thousand Stars is an adventure story that goes straight to your heart.”

    Skolfamiljen, Sweden

  • “[The Isle of a Thousand Stars] is an enthralling depiction of mourning, but also a thrilling story about saving those you love most. /…/ Tigris and her father feel very much like living persons – Tigris who refuses to give up and continues to fight, and the father who in his grief is unable to connect with his daughter. The novel is very lucid and well-written, and [Emma Karinsdotter] succeeds in creating suggestive environments with small means. /…/ An utterly excellent book.”

    BTJ, Sweden

  • “The milieu depictions have overtones of Astrid Lindgren-esque storytelling, much along the lines of a modern Mio, My son set in the Greek archipelago. The Isle of a Thousand Stars is masterfully written and might very well become a modern classic. /…/ Beautifully written about the importance of letting your grief out, and hope-instilling in how it shows the rediscovery of happiness in life. A book where comfort can be found for those who need it, and a spectacular fairytale for those wanting to experience a great adventure. This is by far my strongest reading experience this year and I warmly recommend it. /…/ An experience you won’t want to miss out on!”

    Barnens Boktips, Sweden

  • “This classic two-world fantasy tale also features great realism. /…/ Emma Karinsdotter skillfully depicts grief and longing. /…/ Tigris’ deadlocked and complicated family situation is beautifully portrayed.”

    Dagens Nyheter, Sweden

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Author
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Published
2019
Genre
  • Children’s
Pages
271
Reading material

English translation

Swedish edition

Rights sold

China, Beijing White Horse Time (Simplified Chinese)

Estonia, Varrak

Norway, Gyldendal

Russia, Clever

Sweden, Bonnier Carlsen

Vietnam, Kim Dong

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