Eva Ibbotson’s spell-bounding book The star of Kazan has won the hearts of many teens on the lookout for mysteries and challenges. The plot centres upon a girl who is abandoned by her mother near a church; two chefs called Ellie and Sigrid find her and adopt as their own child.

Twelve years later the innocent baby girl grows up into a beautiful, young girl called Annika who can clean, cook and do absolutely anything. Ellie is overwhelmed with joy at her adopted daughter’s development until one day a woman comes to claim Annika as her daughter. You’ll have to read the book to find out what happens next.

Read this book and join Annika in an adventure that will make you laugh and cry in equal measure. The Star of Kazan will suit those who love a long adventure, and who are willing to shed a tear over a book.


Aaron Owusu

About Miss Thomas

I am an English teacher at The City Academy, Hackney.

3 responses »

  1. Aaron says:

    I hope all of you would read this book 😀

  2. Katy Lay says:

    This review is very interesting. It sounds like my kind of book, maybe I’ll read it 🙂

  3. Cagatay Colak says:

    Love it, well done

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