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Molly and Pim and the Millions of Stars

Molly and Pim and the Millions of Stars

Martine Murray

  • awardShortlisted, CBCA Book of the Year: Younger Readers, 2016
  • awardShortlisted, Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature, NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, 2016
  • Molly has a strange life. Her mama collects herbs at dawn and makes potions, her father and brothers have gone away, and her house feels like a gypsy caravan.

    Molly doesn’t want to know anything about herbs and potions. She wishes she could be more like her best friend, Ellen, who has a normal family and a normal house. But she is also secretly interested in Pim, who is inquisitive and odd and a little bit frightening.

    When Molly’s mama makes a potion that has a wild and shocking effect, Molly and Pim look for a way to make things right, and Molly discovers the magic and value of her own unusual life.

    Molly and Pim and the Millions of Stars is a delightful story about friendship and acceptance and learning to see the wonder in the world.

    ‘I liked how this book made me laugh out loud and how it was short and sharp. My favourite character is Prudence Grimshaw. She’s mean and she’s a really picky lady. I can really imagine her voice in my head as I read.’ Matilda, age 9


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    About the Author

    Martine Murray was born in Melbourne and now lives in Castlemaine in Victoria. She is an award-winning children’s novelist and illustrator. The Last Summer of Ada Bloom is her first novel for adults.

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    24 June 2015
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    Praise for Martine Murray
    andMolly and Pim and the Millions of Stars

    Molly and Pim is wild, whimsical and wonderful. It makes you fall in love with the world and everyone in it.’

    ‘Open-hearted and magical—an utter delight.’

    ‘A beautiful magical story, full of surprises and brimming with wisdom.’

    ‘Martine Murray’s writing is majestical and sophisticated…this book has a sense of wonder about it.’

    ‘Here is a middle-grade novel that sees beauty and magic in the environment around us, and celebrates seeds of friendship which grow deep roots. I loved this charming and whimsical novel, and young readers will too!’

    ‘Murray gives the reader a truly delightful tale and adorns her text with charming illustrations…A magical read.’

    ‘Sensory and lyrical, with awe-inspiring imagery.’

    ‘A sweet and heart-warming story, perfect for children and adults too.’

    ‘Sensitive and wonderfully eccentric…This is a beautiful, hopeful book.’

    ‘There is a lyrical quality to this narrative, a cadence - soft and whimsical. Martine Murray’s Molly and Pim and the Millions of Stars brings a sense of magic and wonder and is beautifully written.’

    ‘This novel is The Loveliest. Sweet and splendid and magical, while still being of-this-world.’

    ‘A novel for young readers about difference, connections, magic, life and the forces of nature…Beautifully written.’

    ‘A wonderful tale about friendship that brings whimsy and enchantment into everyday life.’

    ‘Wise, whimsical and woven through with magic, it’s a story of friendship, home-brewed spells and the courage it takes to be yourself.’

    ‘It’s such a gorgeous story that I devoured it in one sitting, marvelling in the beauty of small little sketches that were dotted intermittently throughout the novel and the lyrical way the paragraphs were weaved together, presenting a book that was equally satisfying to admire and immerse yourself in.’

    ‘Magical and perceptive.’

    ‘Murray’s storytelling is so fresh and beguiling that, for a moment, we feel this is great wisdom heard for the first time.’

    ‘Murray’s storytelling is so fresh and beguiling that, for a moment, we feel this is great wisdom heard for the first time.’

    ‘A glorious heartwarming book.’

    Molly and Pim and the Millions of Stars by Martine Murray is an eccentric highly readable story about friendship and individuality. If you have ever marvelled at all the wonder in the world then join Molly on an exciting adventure of discovery.’

    ‘A small but enchanting book…Each character is deftly and vividly drawn, and there is a charming mix of humour, whimsy and poignancy. Glorious.’

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    • Molly and Pim and the Millions of Stars
      ISBN: 9781925095906
      24 June 2015
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