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The Girl Who Sailed the Stars by Matilda Woods

Matilda Woods and Anuska Allepuz


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Adventure, friendship, and magical realism come together in this heartwarming, whimsical story about a girl named Oona and a grand adventure!

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Oona is different from the rest of her family. She longs for adventure and knowledge. Just as he’s about to set sail for his annual winter whale hunt she steals aboard her father’s ship. As a result, a grand adventure awaits her! A navigator named Haroyld shows Oona how to follow the stars. But, Oona’s father is furious. She is not the bold and brave son he was promised. Can she prove to him that she’s worth his love and pride?

Matilda Woods grew up in the small town of Southern Tablelands, Australia. She graduated from Monash University with a Masters of Social Work. Matilda splits her time between writing middle grade fiction and working as a youth social worker. She is the author of The Boy, the Bird & the Coffin Maker, and she currently lives in the same small town where she grew up, with her four chickens, three dogs, two cats, and one bird. Follow her on Twitter @MatildaWrites.