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Catch a falling star, Meg McKinlay

Label
Catch a falling star
Title
Catch a falling star
Statement of responsibility
Meg McKinlay
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's 1979 and the sky is falling. Skylab, that is. Somewhere high above Frankie Avery, one of the world's first space stations is tumbling to Earth. And rushing back with it are old memories. Things twelve-year-old Frankie thought she'd forgotten. Things her mum won't talk about and which her little brother Newt never knew. Only does he? Because as Skylab circles closer, Newt starts acting strangely. And while the world watches the sky, Frankie keeps her own eyes on Newt, because if anyone's going to keep him safe, it's her. But maybe this is something bigger than splinters and spiders and sleepwalking. Maybe a space station isn't the only thing heading straight for calamity
Summary
This coming-of-age story by multiple-award-winner Meg McKinlay is about loss and grief, dealing with change and fighting to hold on to what you can, while letting go of what you can't. It's 1979 and the sky is falling. Skylab, that is. Somewhere high above Frankie Avery, one of the world's first space stations is tumbling to Earth. And rushing back with it are old memories. Things twelve-year-old Frankie thought she'd forgotten. Things her mum won't talk about, and which her little brother Newt never knew. Only ... did he? Does he? Because as Skylab circles closer, Newt starts acting strangely. And while the world watches the sky, Frankie keeps her own eyes on Newt. Because if anyone's going to keep him safe, it's her. It always has been. But maybe this is something bigger than splinters and spiders and sleepwalking. Maybe a space station isn't the only thing heading straight for calamity.
Theme
Storyline
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10757825
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McKinlay, Megan
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
650
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Skylab Program
  • Single parent families
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Belief and doubt
  • Nineteen seventies
  • Space vehicles
  • Space stations
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Secrecy
  • Western Australia
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Catch a falling star, Meg McKinlay
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060682059
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
236 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925381207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1002848529
Label
Catch a falling star, Meg McKinlay
Publication
Copyright
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060682059
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
236 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925381207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1002848529

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