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A Pocketful of Stars


FORMAT: Paperback PRICE: £6.99 PAGES: 256 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 08/08/2019 ISBN: 9781405293198

A Pocketful of Stars

Aisha Bushby


A story about family, friendship and finding out who you are... with a sprinkling of magic.

Can piecing together the past help you change the present?

Safiya and her mum have never seen eye to eye. Her mum doesn’t understand Safiya’s love of gaming and Safiya doesn't think they have anything in common. As Safiya struggles to fit in at school she wonders if her mum wishes she was more like her confident best friend Elle. But then her mum falls into a coma and, when Safiya waits by her bedside, she finds herself in a strange alternative world that looks a bit like one of her games. And there’s a rebellious teenage girl, with a secret, who looks suspiciously familiar...

Warm and heartbreaking with a magical timeslip twist, from a rising star of children's books.

Selling points

  • Contemporary middle grade that's full of heart and with a magical twist that makes it stand out from the competition.
  • Aisha was the breakout star of prize-winning BAME anthology A Change is Gonna Come and is a rising star of middle grade fiction.
  • A beautifully woven gaming theme, an intriguing magical world and rich Kuwaiti cultural detail drawn from Aisha’s heritage.
  • Perfect for fans of Jacqueline Wilson, Ross Welford and Kiran Millwood-Hargrave.


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