A Pocketful of Stars (Paperback)Aisha Bushby (author)
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Longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2020
This place is magic ... but it's not the sort of magic that comes from wands and spells ...
Can piecing together the past help you change the present?
Safiya and her mum have never seen eye to eye. Her mum doesn't understand Safiya's love of gaming and Safiya doesn't think they have anything in common. As Safiya struggles to fit in at school she wonders if her mum wishes she was more like her confident best friend Elle. But then her mum falls into a coma and, when Safiya waits by her bedside, she finds herself in a strange and magical world that looks a bit like one of her games. And there's a rebellious teenage girl, with a secret, who looks suspiciously familiar ...
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 180 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm
'Bushby's debut is poignant and atmospheric' - Imogen Russell-Williams, The Guardian
'A gorgeous story of family and growing up' - Cathy Cassidy
'Moving and heartfelt' - Anna James, author of Pages and Co
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“A magic exploration of friendship, family and grief”
I read a book a few weeks ago that snuck into my heart and stayed there, which turned up right when I needed it. That feels as magic as the book is. I’m talking about A Pocketful or Stars by @aishabushby, which is an... More
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I have been very keen to get hold of this for quite some months.
The book is wonderful, very sensitively written.
I would be most happy to recommend this!
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