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A Glasshouse of Stars

A Glasshouse of Stars (Paperback)

By Marr, Shirley

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Meixing Lim and her family have arrived at the New House in the New Land, inherited from First Uncle who died tragically and unexpectedly while picking oranges in the backyard. Everything is vast and unknown to Meixing and not in a good way, including the house she has dubbed Big... Scary. She is embarrassed by the second-hand shoes given to her by the kind neighbours, has trouble understanding the language at school, and with fitting in and making new friends. Her solace is a glasshouse in the garden that inexplicably holds the sun and the moon and all the secrets of her memory and imagination. Her fragile universe is rocked when tragedy strikes and Ma Ma refuses to face the world outside. Meixing finds herself trapped within the shrinking walls of Big Scary. Her parents said this would be a better life for them all, but it feels like the worst and most heart-breaking experience of Meixing's entire existence. Surviving will take all the resilience and inner belief of this brave girl to turn their world around. A Glasshouse of Stars is based on the real childhood experiences of the author, brushed with a light touch of magic realism. 'Heart-twisting and hopeful, bursting with big feelings and gentle magic. This is a special book from a powerful, compassionate new voice in children's literature, destined to be read and loved for generations and held close in many hearts (including mine).' - Jessica Townsend, New York Times bestselling author of the Nevermoor series
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ISBN 9781760899547
Published NZ 4 May 2021
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781760899547
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Status In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia
Imprint Puffin
Published 4 May 2021
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
 › 8 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Marr, Shirley
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Suicide, Death & Bereavement
Fiction Dealing With Multiculturalism
Australian
QLD
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 258g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile

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