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Big Magic : CBCA Notable Book -  Sarah Armstrong

Big Magic

CBCA Notable Book

By:  Sarah Armstrong

Paperback | 4 May 2022 | Edition Number 1

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Eleven-year-old Tulsi comes from a long line of women magicians, but her mother has always forbidden her to learn Big Magic. It’s dangerous, thrilling, and powerful – and Tulsi wants it more than anything. But one hot summer’s night, a magic trick goes horribly wrong, and her mother disappears. Only one person can bring her back, and that’s Tulsi.

But first, she’ll have to learn a lifetime’s worth of Big Magic – in just one month. It’s an impossible task, especially when her teacher – her strange grandmother, Sylvie – was long ago banned from doing any Big Magic at all. Tulsi is determined to save her mum, but does she have what it takes? And where, exactly, has her mother gone?

About the Author

Sarah Armstrong was an award-winning journalist at the ABC before writing three novels for adults, including Salt Rain which was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award. Big Magic is her first book for children. She lives with her partner, Alan, and their daughter, Amelia, in the NSW town of Mullumbimby, which features (if slightly disguised!) in all her novels, including Big Magic.
Industry Reviews
‘My heart was in my mouth as I followed Tulsi’s search for her mother. A wonderful adventure with the sort of magic I could really believe in.’  
– Lian Tanner, author of The Keepers trilogy
 
‘This book had me on page one. Like Harry Potter, it feels like there’s a treat in every paragraph. Kids will devour it and then read it again. [It's] an earthy, life-shaking tale of real magic and the responsibilities that come with power.’ 
Tristan Bancks, author of Two Wolves
 
‘If I didn’t believe in magic before reading this, I certainly do now. Sarah takes you through parallel universes, across continents and into magical circus tents so deftly, with pure heart.’
– Zanni Louise, author of the Humankind series
 
‘A perfect mix of magic, mystery and suspense! I loved it!’
– Deborah Abela, author of the Grimsdon trilogy

‘A brilliant story that balances action and adventure with family and fantasy.’ – Angela Brown, CBCA Reading Time
 

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