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  • Published: 1 May 2014
  • ISBN: 9780857982063
  • Imprint: RHA eBooks Child
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

The Sequin Star




Everyone in the circus has a secret - Claire's is just more unusual than most . . .

Everyone in the circus has a secret - Claire's is just more unusual than most . . .

After her grandmother falls ill, Claire finds a sequin star among her treasures. Why does Claire’s wealthy grandmother own such a cheap piece? The mystery deepens when the brooch hurtles Claire back in time to 1932.

Claire finds herself stranded in the camp of Sterling Brothers Circus. She is allowed to stay – if she works hard. The Great Depression has made life difficult for everyone, but Claire makes friends with circus performers Rosina and Jem, and a boy called Kit who comes night after night to watch Rosina perform.

When Kit is kidnapped, it’s up to Claire, Rosina and Jem to save him. But Claire is starting to wonder who Kit and Rosina really are. One is escaping poverty and the other is escaping wealth – can the two find happiness together?

  • Published: 1 May 2014
  • ISBN: 9780857982063
  • Imprint: RHA eBooks Child
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

About the author

Belinda Murrell

At about the age of eight, Belinda Murrell began writing stirring tales of adventure, mystery and magic in hand-illustrated exercise books. As an adult, she combined two of her great loves – writing and travelling the world – and worked as a travel writer, journalist and public relations consultant. Now, inspired by her own three children, Belinda is an award-winning, internationally published children’s author with a history of writing in her family that spans over 200 years. She has written more than 35 books including The Sun Sword trilogy and her time-slip adventures, The Locket of Dreams, The Ruby Talisman, The Ivory Rose,The Forgotten Pearl, The River Charm, The Sequin Star, and The Lost Sapphire. For younger readers Belinda has her popular Lulu Bell and Pippa’s Island series. Her latest book is The Golden Tower, a timeslip/fantasy set in a magical Italian Renaissance inspired world. Belinda lives in Manly in a gorgeous old house overlooking the sea with her husband Rob, her three beautiful children – Nick, Emily and Lachlan – and her dog Rosie. She is an Author Ambassador for Room to Read and Books in Homes. Find out more about Belinda at her website www.belindamurrell.com.au

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Praise for The Sequin Star

The Sequin Star is such an awesome book! ... Compelling and full of magic, this read will really stay with you long after you’ve devoured every page.

Girlpower

If you enjoy books that explore the idea of moving through time, then this is an absolutely amazing story and an absolute "must-read". The Sequin Star with its cast of dynamic characters will keep you in suspense until the very end.

Ameila Ogilvie, Townsville Bulletin

Once again Belinda Murrell has set her readers’ feet upon a path to the past with an ease that is breathtaking . . . As usual, Belinda has woven a story of complete authenticity and within her fiction has much for us to learn about a period of time and events in Australia that are not widely known. It is fascinating and engaging and will undoubtedly be as hugely popular as the other titles in this wonderful ‘time slip’ series . . . Highly recommended for girls in Year 5 upwards.

Sue Warren, losangzopa.wordpress.com

Awards & recognition

KOALA Children's Choice Awards

Awarded  •  2018  •  Hall of Fame

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