Synopses & Reviews
"A story about friendship, family and finding your way in the world-this book truly shines "--Jen Calonita, author of The Fairytale Reform School series
Neil Gaiman meets How to Train Your Dragon in this illustrated middle-grade novel about a boy, his trusted dog, and his best friend, as they race to save the stars before their light is extinguished for good.
Kyro is a star shepherd. He's spent his life tucked away on the outskirts of town. There, he and his father watch the night sky and race to rescue any that fall, catapulting them back into the sky.
When too many stars fall all at once, and terrible dark creatures start to appear in the forest by their home, Kyro knows something is terribly wrong. Kyro's father journeys far to report what has happened but doesn't return.
Determined to find his father and stop the stars' light from going out for good, Kyro, along with his trusy dog, Cypher, and his friend, Andra, must find the cause of the threat before it's too late.
Praise for The Star Shepherd:
"This handsome volume is adorned with plenty of spot art and striking, full-page illustrations and is likely to draw in younger middle-grade readers as well as tween fantasy lovers."--Shelf Awareness
"A wondrous celestial fable"--Publishers Weekly
"Uplifting and inviting from beginning to end."--ForeWord
"Readers will relish this fantasy with high suspense and clever plot twists. Loyalty, friendship, parent/child relationships, good vs. evil, and quests are all addressed."--School Library Connection
For fans of Neil Gaiman and How to Train Your Dragon comes a beautifully illustrated, fast-paced adventure about eleven year old Kyro, his best friend Andra, his trusted dog Cypher, and their race to save the stars.
When the world first formed, the night was black and filled with dark creatures. The Elders knew their people couldn't survive under such a threat. So they made the ultimate sacrifice: they gave their hearts to the sky in the form of brightly shining stars to keep evil away.
Now, eleven year old Kyro is a Star Shepherd like his father. He's spent his life tucked away in the outskirts of the small town of Drenn. There they watch the night sky for falling stars--and rush to rescue them when they do.
Then one night, too many stars fall at once, and terrible dark creatures start to appear in the forest by their home. Kyro's father journeys to the Star Shepherd Council to report the threat. But when he doesn't return Kyro must figure out how to save them himself before enough stars fall for the dark creatures to make their return.
Kyro, along with his trusty dog, Cypher, and his friend, Andra, must find the cause of the threat before it's too late.Perfect for 5th graders and boys 10-14, young readers will devour this fun, fantasy adventure if they love stories with: Drawings and illustrationsTrusty sidekicks (especially the furry kind)Evil, mythical creaturesAncient robots