The Resource A glasshouse of stars, Shirley Marr

A glasshouse of stars, Shirley Marr

Label
A glasshouse of stars
Title
A glasshouse of stars
Statement of responsibility
Shirley Marr
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 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
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marr, Shirley
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrant families
  • Resilience (Personality trait)
  • Belonging (Social psychology)
  • Culture shock
  • Chinese
  • Children's stories
  • Families
  • Greenhouses
  • Girls
  • Secrecy
  • Imagination
  • Moving, Household
  • Survival
  • Australia
Target audience
juvenile
Label
A glasshouse of stars, Shirley Marr
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Control code
000068568496
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9781760899547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1236023614
Label
A glasshouse of stars, Shirley Marr
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Control code
000068568496
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9781760899547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1236023614

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