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Aster The Spirit Talker

4.94  ·  Rating details ·  16 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Danger. Friendship. The fate of the Earth. And Girl Power!

After living the nomadic lifestyle of a military child, Aster Finlay's father is retiring, and her family is settling down into a more "normal" life. But when Aster discovers that she can communicate with animals, she realizes her life is going to be anything but normal. The fate of the Earth and every creature has
Kindle Edition, 190 pages
Published August 5th 2018 by WhistlePig Publishing
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Melanie Dulaney
Allie Compeau’s Aster The Spirit Talker is perfect for fans of series like Simon Thorn, Bearhaven, Spirit Animals and Fablehaven. And because “Aster” is not as long as those books, it might fit the bill nicely for students who WANT to read those series, but have not yet developed the attention span needed in order to tackle them. The story of Aster’s ability to talk with animals and help them connect with humans in a way that is beneficial to all does not spend much time at all getting right int ...more
H.A. Callum
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens-books
Sometimes it would be nice to be a kid again: carefree, innocent, and seeing the world for its true beauty. Some would say now more than ever we need this escape, and I tend to agree. Author Allie Compeau captured this sentiment perfectly for me in her middle-grade fantasy, “Aster the Spirit Talker.”

Through the eyes of her main character, ten year old Aster (with a new-found gift to speak with animals), the reader is reminded to “Close your eyes. Quiet your mind. Open your heart” to the surround
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Aster The Spirit Talker: A Middle Grade Fantasy is a fantasy novel for children and preteens written by Allie Compeau. Aster was all sorts of excited and just a little bit scared about her family’s move to their forever home. Her dad was in the military, so she had grown up never being in one place for very long. This would be different. Her father had retired from the military and would be a commercial pilot, and the house they would be living in was
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful storyline for the age group

Allie Compeau's lovely story of a young girl communicating with nature in a way that she never thought possible. The adventure starts with a move to a new home, and amongst settling in, a miraculous transformation occurs when she opens her heart to her surroundings. Characters that you can visualize, associate and care about, assist Aster in her magical story of self discovery, responsibility, bravery and friendship. A story that can be truly enjoyed and shar
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely a great story extremely well written takes us back to having a great imagination and with no boundaries. Up’s and downs with the authors humor shine through to even it out. Great read for all ages highly recommend.
Simran sapkal
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
a very heart touching story!!! beautifully written and the concept was fresh and new..... I think as a child we all(at least I) thought that we can talk to animals and they understand us,listen to us patiently and maybe even reply us in their own language!!!!
Janette A.
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sweet tale

A lovely story of a lonesome little girl and the creatures she befriends. Plenty of dialog makes this a wonderful read-aloud bedtime story.
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Aster The Spirit Talker is a wonderfully written young adult fantasy novel. Ms. Compeau has added just enough of her own personality in the main character to give her a more "fleshed out" and real feel. The story itself is a grand tale of good vs. evil and it kept me turning page after page in anticipation. I highly recommend this and look forward to more from Ms. Compeau.
Cabiria Aquarius
Sep 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Aster’s story is a cute story about the animal food chain. Not only that but it explains sad stories of just how bad humans have gotten of late. It’s a cute story that brings up important and big things. My heart hurt for the poor animals. A good story for young kids and even older adults to show them just how bad we can be sometimes. Glad I had a chance to read this amazingly short and meaningful story.
Kris Lee
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was a fun book to read that left me wanting more, but not in a bad way. I can't wait to read the continuing saga of Aster. Kids can learn valuable lessons from the well-written story. Heck, I even learned what a damselfly was.
Christina Kaye
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have read this book...twice. Allie Compeau is a brilliant storyteller and her natural wit and humor shine through the pages of this adorable middle-grade adventure! Aster Finlay is an adorable, loveable, and very relatable young girl who discovers something about herself that will not only change her own world but the world around her. Compeau creates a fantastical world full of unique and well-rounded characters, from Aster's parents to the animals in the forest behind her new house. This is ...more
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Allie Compeau is the author of Aster The Spirit Talker which received a Five Star review from Readers' Favorite

Allie Compeau loves storytelling, animals, and being outdoors. When she's not living in her imagination, you can find her in real life by visiting her website