A Glasshouse of Stars
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
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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