Congratulations goes out to Caroline Busher on the publication of her second book The Girl Who Ate The Stars.
Caroline Busher is the Irish Times best-selling author of “The Ghosts of Magnificent Children” and “The Girl Who Ate The Stars”(Poolbeg Press). She graduated with a First Class Honours, MA in Creative Writing and was appointed as the Reader in Residence with Wexford Public Library Services (2017). Caroline is also a Heritage Expert with the Heritage Council of Ireland and Vice Chair of Wexford Literary Festival.
Last month she became the Festival Manager of the Towers and Tales children’s book festival which takes place in the enchanting and inspirational setting of Lismore Castle on 4th and 5th May 2018. The festival is designed to give younger audiences unforgettable and creative experiences with books. Caroline’s star is steadily rising on the Irish Literary Scene.
The Girl Who Ate The Stars will be launched on Tuesday 13th March at 6:30pm in Dubray Books by Deirdre Sullivan. There will also be a question and answer session with E R Murray.
Her Wexford launch will take place on Friday 16th March in Enniscorthy Castle at 6:30pm. All are welcome to attend. The Girl Who Ate The Stars will be launched by Tomm Moore from Kilkenny based, Oscar nominated Cartoon Saloon. Byrnes Bookstores are partners for the launch and food will be provided by “The Wilds” Café and Deli Enniscorthy.
Caroline believes that books can have a transformative effect on the lives of young people. She says – “Each day I receive messages from parents and teachers who tell me that my books are making a difference to the lives of children. I believe that books should be at the heart of children’s lives.”
The Girl Who Ate The Stars was inspired by the bombing of Campile in 1940 as well as her love of myth and folklore.
Caroline says –“It is so important to me that children living in Ireland see themselves represented in the books that they read. It brings reading alive to them, and encourages them to write themselves.”
More About The Girl Who Ate The Stars…..
As World War II rages, Lottie and Albert Hope are evacuated from England. They are sent to Kilbree, a village in Ireland where nothing is as it seems.
A German bomb is dropped in error there by a young pilot. It opens a portal to another world, Wolf Land, which is ruled by the evil Deathhound and his Werewolf Warriors.
Lottie and Albert, together with their gypsy friend Blaise and the pilot Gunther, cross the portal to that savage world. They are on a mission. They must find a Wolf Girl called Cuán– a girl with two hearts, one human, one wolf, who eats the stars to survive.
In a race against time, they must rescue her from Wolf Land. A terrifying future awaits them all if the portal between the two worlds closes forever.
Praise for The Girl Who Ate The Stars
“A creepy, delicious tale of wolves and darkness in wartime” – Peadar Ó Guilín, winner of the Children’s Choice CBI Award 2017
“A highly original tale with Gothic Overtones” – The Irish Examiner
Eoin Colfer of Artemis Fowl fame described Caroline’s debut novel “The Ghosts of Magnificent Children” as having “An excellent and original voice, with shades of Neil Gaiman and Lemony Snicket.”