Looking at the sky one frosty night, Marty sees the Dog Star, in all its brilliance, for the first time. Although she has Tiggy, her cat, Marty longs for a dog; she’d call it Star. Later that night, when the Dog Star’s light beams into her room, she discovers a real, live dog beneath her bed and it seems that her wish as come true. But will star bring Marty and her family happiness?

‘A hauntingly charming blend of magic and realism for sharing aloud or for newly independent readers to read alone.’
Sunday Tribune


First published 1999 By Walker Books Ltd

This edition published 2004

ISBN 1 84428 637 1