Molly Pim and the Millions of Stars

Author Martine Murray

Publisher Text

Genre Children's fiction

A delightful story about friendship and acceptance and learning to see the wonder in the world.

Shortlisted, CBCA Book of the Year: Younger Readers, 2016

Shortlisted, 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.

Murray_MartineMartine Murray writes and illustrates picture books, middle-grade fiction and young adult fiction, including The Slightly True Story of Cedar B HartleyThe Slightly Bruised Glory of Cedar B Hartley and How to Make a Bird. Her books have been published internationally and translated into seventeen languages. She was born in Melbourne and lives in Castlemaine in Victoria.


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