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A Glasshouse of Stars
Written by:
Shirley Marr 
Read by:
Jillian Nguyen 
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
5 hours 48 minutes 
September 01 2021 
Available Date:
September 01 2021 
Age Category:
Children (8+) 
Fiction; Australian Fiction; Children; Children's Fiction 
Bolinda/Penguin Audio Australia 
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AUD$ 24.95
AUD$ 24.95

Australian author

A Glasshouse of Stars is a moving coming-of-age story about one girl's bravery and imagination in the face of the unknown.

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.

'Heart-twisting and hopeful, bursting with big feelings and gentle magic...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

'Poignant and beautifully told.'
Melina Marchetta, bestselling author of Looking for Alibrandi

'A Glasshouse of Stars is a rare and beautiful masterpiece; deeply heartfelt, dreamily magical, and glitteringly hopeful. I adored it!'
Sophie Anderson, award-winning author of The House with Chicken Legs