Following the Stars is a story of migration across the globe, of birds, fish and humans, and journeys through time beginning in the wide waters and reed-beds of Breydon Water.
Once upon a time, when the Vikings first came to Breydon, the birds filled the sky with their song and roasted bittern was a popular dish.
...Meanwhile back in the present, life on the marshes is at a low ebb. A theme park threatens the swallows' reed-bed roost. Great Aunt Ethel Matilda, a giant eel of Breydon Water, can’t remember how to get back to the Sargasso Sea and until she can, she and her nephews must remain trapped in childhood.
Two lonely children, Amber [obsessed with Vikings] and Kamal, the birdwatcher, try to help, and find themselves embarked on an adventure that takes them back into the past, by means of Mr. Knowlittle's Viking amulet.