A Clock of Stars by Francesca Gibbons illustrated by Chris Riddell (Signed bookplate)

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A Clock of Stars: The Shadow Moth by Francesca Gibbons illustrated by Chris Riddell has all the magic of Narnia and the humour of Mary Poppins. This is a future middle grade fantasy classic – and the beginning of an unforgettable journey…Perfect for readers aged 8 – 12+. We’re delighted to have limited stock which includes a book-plate signed by both Author & Illustrator.

Published 29 Apr 2021

About the book…

Imogen should be nice to her little sister Marie. She should be nice to her mum’s boyfriend too. And she certainly shouldn’t follow a strange silver moth through a door in a tree.

But then… who does what they’re told?

Followed by Marie, Imogen finds herself falling into a magical kingdom where the two sisters are swept up in a thrilling race against time – helped by the spoiled prince of the kingdom, a dancing bear, a very grumpy hunter… and even the stars above them.

Thrilling, sharply funny, and with characters you will fall in love with, A Clock of Stars is a timeless fantasy from an astonishing new voice.

About the Author…

Francesca Gibbons worked as a copywriter at a marketing agency before leaving to focus on her career as a children’s author. The Shadow Moth is her debut novel. It was inspired by the gardens she visited as a child, and her love of folklore and monsters. It is the first book in the Clock of Stars trilogy.

About the Illustrator…

Chris Riddell, OBE ( RID-el) (born 13 April 1962) is a British illustrator and occasional writer of children’s books and a political cartoonist for the Observer. … Books that he wrote or illustrated have won three Nestlé Smarties Book Prizes and have been silver or bronze runners-up four times. 





Francesca Gibbons



Page Count



29 Apr 2021


HarperCollins Publishers


Chris Riddell

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