The Book That Made Me: Philip Reeve 16/10/19
The Star-Spun Web
Publisher: Little Tiger
Tess de Sousa knows she is an orphan, but she has no idea how much she has lost – not just a family, but a whole world.
The orphanage where she is brought up takes the place of a family, with warmth and affection provided by the women who run it. Then a menacing stranger appears, claiming to be her relative, and Tess finds herself – and her pet tarantula – flung into an adventure through multiple worlds.
Well-written and entertaining, this book convincingly weaves together strands of history and alternative history, to create a multi-dimensional adventure with the feeling of a children’s classic.
A delightful story that is perfect for readers looking for a strong heroine and a well-realised setting.