Jez Walker lives in care - in Lazarus House, an institution run with ferocious rigour by the terrifying Big Mother and by the bullies - Hodge, Maggot and Spaz - when her back is turned. He has no family of his own, a history of stealing cars, arson and petty crime; a bleak past and what looks like an even bleaker future. But Jez triumphs in the end, largely due to his growing friendship with Mags, a girl in his class, his old mate Macker - and the help of an imaginary dog called Star, who is born in the clouds one dark ...

Star 2004, Puffin Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780141316116

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Star 2003, Puffin Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780141380049