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Catch a Falling Star

Catch a Falling Star (Paperback)

By McKinlay, Meg

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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 t... read full description below.

ISBN 9781925381207
Barcode 9781925381207
Published 1 March 2019 by Walker Books Australia
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781925381207
ISBN-10 192538120X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Walker Books Australia
Imprint Walker Books Australia
Publication Date 1 March 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By McKinlay, Meg
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Australian
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 199mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 232g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 966330

Description of this Book

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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A finely crafted novel that will catch the attention of teachers as well as readers aged nine and up. Highly recommended. * Books and Publishing * Catch a Falling Star is a winner. It captures the fragments of warmth and tenderness that flutter and fall through mortality's sieve of pain. Highly recommended. * Striking Keys * Catch a Falling Star is middle grade writing at it's very finest. McKinlay takes the reader to the highest level of emotion, but then reigns it back in, right at the point that it might venture into content too mature * Childrens Books Daily *

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Author's Bio

Meg McKinlay is the author of eighteen books ranging from picture books and young adult fiction through to poetry for adults. Her work includes the much-loved No Bears, Once Upon A Small Rhinoceros and the critically acclaimed A Single Stone, which won the 2016 Prime Minister's Literary Award, among other prizes. Raised in central Victoria, in a TV- and car-free household, Meg was a bookish kid, in love with words and excited by dictionaries. A former academic at the University of Western Australia, where she taught Japanese, Literature, and Creative Writing, Meg is now a full-time writer and lives near the ocean in Fremantle, where she is always busy cooking up more books.

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