Aya and the Star Chaser

Radiya Hafiza

Illustrated by Kaley McKean

Ages 9 to 11
21 March 2024
240 pages


For fans of Sophie Anderson and South Asian myths and legends comes a fairytale based on Bengali folklore that puts brown girls centre-stage, from the author of Rumaysa: A Fairytale. Filled with gorgeous black and white illustrations by Kaley McKean.

Aya has been fascinated by stars ever since she can remember. But never in her wildest imagination did she expect to get struck by one and develop powers beyond her control.

When the evil Abnus takes over the region of Alferra in search of power, Aya quickly learns there is a great darkness afoot. Can Aya learn to control her burgeoning magic and keep her friends and family safe before it's too late?

Aya and the Star Chaser is a brilliant gothic fairytale from Radiya Hafiza.

A beautifully compelling fantasy adventure.
A fresh and exciting fairytale that draws on Bengali folklore.
A stunningly written children’s fiction book with wonderful descriptions of the land and the characters.