Welcome to Stargirl Academy, the magical school in the clouds! Previously a rather old-fashioned establishment, it has been reopened by its head teacher to train children to be modern day fairy godmothers. Fairy Mary McBee selects a group of girls: Lily, Ava, Madison, Sophie, Emma, Olivia and Melody and Jackson who think they're better than everyone else. The girls learn lots of spells shimmering, starry, shining, sparkling, glittering and twinkling ones which they use to fix problems and help people in trouble. For every successful mission they gain a star, and once they have six stars they will be fully qualified stargirls! Ava leads the first mission and decides they should teach Lily's horrible great aunt a lesson. With a new spell the girls convince Great Aunt Acidity that supernatural forces are angry with her: floating crockery and a message written by a teapot make her change her ways. It's a triumph they've earned their first star!
Vivian French is the author of over two hundred books, including the wildly popular series Tales from the Five Kingdoms. She lives in Edinburgh.
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"Vivian French is a sublime storyteller" Sunday Telegraph