The “choose your own adventure” genre has been a longtime favorite of children everywhere since the late 1970’s. This week’s App of the Week, The Stolen Stars, is the perfect transition to the digital medium, allowing readers to interact with the story and play a hand in the plot. Available in both English and Spanish, The Stolen Star’s gorgeous illustrations and unique plot options make for an irresistible storybook adventure.
Each evening in the kingdom of Leuman, beautiful green stars enamor the night sky. Town residents enjoy a peaceful slumber and wonderful dreams, thanks to stars’ magical properties. When the stars are snatched from the sky, the kingdom falls into distress and nightmares creep into the residents’ previously pleasant dreams. Your job is to pick a brave young hero to save the town and return the stars to safety.
Whether you’re battling a swamp monster or defeating a giant slug, the silly characters, unique plots, and lovely British narration (in the English version) make The Stolen Stars a very enjoyable experience. With 52 plot options and 84 wonderfully illustrated pages, there’s never a shortage of interesting possibilities and interactions.
Download The Stolen Stars for your iPad, and try your hand at restoring tranquility in the kingdom.