Product Description The rhymes of Mother Goose meet A Wrinkle in Time in this sequel to A Sliver of Stardust, from Marissa Burt, the author of Storybound. The Land of Nod used to be just a name in a nursery rhyme to Wren. But when she discovered the secret magic of stardust, she learned that some of those rhymes had secrets of their ownâand the Land of Nod is real. A few months ago, the evil Magician Boggen attempted to escape his exile on Nod and return to Earth. Wren stopped him, but Boggen is still out there. To save her world, Wren will travel farther than even she could have dreamed: to the heart of Nod itself, where she must defeat Boggen once and for all. A fantastic adventure with a captivating world, inventive magic, and a dash of science, A Legend of Starfire is the perfect next read for fans of Madeleine LâEngle, John Stephensâs The Emerald Atlas, or Stefan Bachmannâs The Peculiar. Review â[A] mix of traditional fairy tale and fantasy makes it a natural precursor to books like Philip Pullmanâs His Dark Materials.â (ALA Booklist) PRAISE FOR A SLIVER OF STARDUST: âBurt employs highly descriptive world building and plenty of action.â (Bulletin of the Center for Childrenâs Books) PRAISE FOR STORYâS END: âHits the ground running. There are a lot of compelling plotlines, and the book ends with an all-out bang.â (ALA Booklist) PRAISE FOR STORYBOUND: âAn appealing fantasy. Strong writing and interesting characters make Unaâs journey enjoyable, and the overall result will have readers on the lookout for the planned sequel.â ( Publishers Weekly) âA richly imagined world. Readers will enjoy the mind-bending fun of puzzling together small details.â (ALA Booklist) âReaders who love fantasy may see an opportunity to snuggle up with a cup of cocoa and unravel the plot, which twists and turns in on itself, with happy surprises.â ( Kirkus Reviews) âWith its unique twist (her roommate, for example, is a snooty Snow White), Unaâs adventures should charm those who enjoy fairy-tale reboots, and the cliff-hanger ending could ensure demand for a sequel.â (School Library Journal) About the Author Marissa Burt was forever getting notes sent home from teachers about reading novels during class. She grew up in Oregon and now lives in the Seattle area with her husband and three sons. Marissa is also the author of Storybound and Story's End.