Article/page published: 13 January 2017
Last updated: 14 January 2017
It starts on the day Tam’s baby sister is born. He doesn’t like her very much at first, but when Blue is stolen by fairies and replaced by a horribly ugly goblinny thing he wants her back more than anything else in the world – so much so that he sets off on a daring adventure to find her.
“Someone has to take her back to Faery, give her back to the king of the fairies, find Blue and bring her home,” said Great-grandpa Toby.
“I suppose so,” Tam agreed.
“And there’s only you can do it, Tam. My word, you’re a brave boy.”
“Me? But I can’t do that! I’m only nine years old!”
“Exactly. That’s why you have to do it.”
The starburster is a toy that’s a bit like a kaleidoscope, a bit like a telescope. When you look through it you see the world outside cut up into lots of dazzling shapes and sizes. It’s quite magic! I’ve got one, and I loved it so much that I bought one for my son Tim on his wedding day.
Oh, and then Tam gets a humming machine, and then he gets a windspinner, and he has to use them all in his exciting and magical adventures in Faery.
The Starburster stories is a bumper edition of three Tam stories – The Starburster, The Humming Machine and The Windspinner, which are all available individually as eBooks for Kindle or any other device.