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No Stars to Wish on
Author: Zana Fraillon

ISBN: 9781743315149
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1 May 2014
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 1.27
A little boy's spirit shines amid some dark truths in this tender and memorable novel about being taken from home and put in an orphanage.

Each kid only has one pair of shoes here. Number 49's shoes are a pretty good fit for me and I know they're new because they still have that plastic smell. But the real Number 49 is quite a bit bigger than I am, because his pants keep falling down on me. I wish he would come back, so that I could go home.

Jack loves telling jokes, but not many people laugh at them in the orphanage. Will he ever be reunited with his mother and sister, his great-aunts and great-grandmother, back at home?

A haunting, fable-like story.

About the Author

Zana Fraillon was born in Melbourne, but spent her early childhood in San Francisco. 'I grew up in a house that had a whole room full of books and comfy chairs and this was my favourite place to be. As a teenager, a lot of my time was given to practising magic tricks and my first attempt at writing a book centred around a girl who solves crimes usi...

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