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A Glasshouse of Stars

A Glasshouse of Stars

Winner of the CBCA Book of the Year Younger Readers 2022

By Shirley Marr

Paperback / softback | ISBN 9781760899547

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Winner of the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year - Younger Readers 2022
An exquisite, heartbreakingly beautiful gem of a novel for anyone who loved Wonder, Lenny's Book of Everything, A Monster Calls or When You Reach Me.

New Starts, New Worlds
Meixing Lim and her family have arrived at the New House in the New Land. Everything is vast and unknown to Meixing - including the house she names Big Scary. She is embarrassed by her second-hand shoes, has trouble understanding the language at school, and is finding it hard to make friends.

Finding Solace in Imagination
Meixing's only solace is a glasshouse in the garden, which inexplicably holds the sun and the moon and the secrets of her memory and imagination.

Learning Courage and Resilience
When her fragile universe is rocked by tragedy, it will take all of Meixing's bravery to find her place of belonging in this new world.


'Heart-twisting and hopeful, bursting with big feelings and gentle magic.' Jessica Townsend, NYT bestselling author
'Poignant and beautifully told.' Melina Marchetta
'An exceptionally beautiful and lyrical debut.' The Bookseller
'Has the power to bring adults back to childhood.' Vanessa Elle, Glam Adelaide
'A tender, touching narrative.' Kirkus Reviews
'Highly recommended for thoughtful readers in middle to upper primary.' Books and Publishing
'Endearing, raw, and highlights the realities of change in an intimate way.' Better Reading


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Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9781760899547
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Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia
Number of pages: 288
Width (mm): 130
Height (mm): 197
Depth (mm): 20

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