The Star Outside My Window

Narrated by: Lara Sawalha
Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 8-10

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My mum is up there somewhere. She's waiting - I can feel it. I just have to find her in time, that's all. Because when I do, I'll know the truth about who stole her.

Told through the innocent voice of a child, this is a story that celebrates the power of hope and resilience, from the author of The Boy at the Back of the Class. 

On her 10th birthday, Sophie makes a wish - a wish for her mum. After school that same day, Sophie and her brother are rushed out of school and driven far, far away.   

So Sophie sets out to find out the truth - about the wish and about what happened to her mother. And in doing so she ends up on an adventure she never could have that involves a very clever squirrel, a homeless man named Harry, the Royal Observatory at Greenwich and the biggest star in Hollywood.  

A story that explores the subtle faces and endless impacts of domestic violence.  

©2019 Onjali Q. Rauf (P)2020 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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  • M
  • 03-11-20

Perhaps suitable for older children

My daughter is 10 years old and she found some of the content of this story very disturbing.

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  • Vijaya
  • 03-05-20

Great story.

This story had a great story, however it stretched a bit long. I would definetely recommend this book as it focuses on real life isshes and just how important friendsand family are. Recommended fir older children in my opinion.