A Glasshouse of Stars (Paperback)
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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 10/06/2021
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Meixing Lim and her family have arrived in the New Land to begin a New Life. Everything is scary and different. Their ever-changing house is confusing and she finds it hard to understand the other children at school. Yet in her magical glasshouse, with a strange black-and-white cat, Meixing finds a place to dream. But then Meixing's life comes crashing down in unimaginable ways. Only her two new and unexpected friends can help. By being brave together, they will learn how to make the stars shine brighter. A Glasshouse of Stars is based on the author's childhood and beautifully illustrates the importance of friendship, kindness and love. "Heart-twisting and hopeful, bursting with big feelings and gentle magic." Jessica Townsend, New York Times bestselling author of the Nevermoor series "A rare and beautiful masterpiece; deeply heartfelt, dreamily magical, and glitteringly hopeful. I adored it!" Sophie Anderson, bestselling author of The House with Chicken Legs

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781474991087
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
[A] heartfelt novel * The Telegraph *
[A Glasshouse of Stars] is full of ghosts, expanding houses and how unexpected friends and the kindness of strangers can make all the difference. * The Observer *
A Glasshouse of Stars is 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 *
A rare and beautiful masterpiece; deeply heartfelt, dreamily magical, and glitteringly hopeful. I adored it! * Sophie Anderson, author of The House with Chicken Legs *
This book is beautiful and tender with a voice every immigrant child will recognize. * Kereen Getten, author of When Life Gives You Mangoes *
A wonderfully powerful tale of finding a place to call home. Shirley Marr tackles issues such as racism and being a young carer with tact and grace. * Maisie Chan, author of Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths *
An exceptionally beautiful and lyrical debut * The Bookseller *

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“A moving, magical, lyrical, empathy-building book”

A moving, magical, lyrical story with a beautiful and rare second-person narrative that transports you into Meixing's world. The very definition of empathy-building. It'll open up so many conversations about... More

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“This is a topical and important book for readers of all ages.”

“’Are you afraid of the darkness?’
‘No. Because you can only see the stars when it is dark.’”

A Glasshouse of Stars is the second novel for children by first generation Chinese-Australian author, Shirley Marr. In the... More

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“A stunningly beautiful story of a girl trying to find her place in a new country.”

In the past six months, I’ve read two books which have featured the theme of immigration very heavily: Boy, Everywhere by A. M. Dassu and Front Desk by Kelly Yang. Both of these are incredible books and have, quite... More

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