Molly's mother is not like other mothers: she rides a yellow bike and collects herbs and makes potions, perhaps even magical potions. Molly wants to be normal, like her friend Ellen, and watch television and eat food that comes in packets. But when Molly's mother accidentally turns herself into a tree, Molly turns to the strange and wonderful Pim for help. And as they look for a way to rescue her mother, Molly discovers how to be happy with the oddness in her life.
Martine Murray's new illustrated middle-grade novel Molly and Pim and the Millions of Stars is a whimsical story about friendship and individuality and learning to see the freshness and wonder in the world.
About the Author
Martine Murray writes and illustrates picture books, middle-grade fiction and young adult fiction, including The Slightly True Story of Cedar B Hartley, The 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 currently lives in Castlemaine in Victoria.
`A small but enchanting book...Each character is deftly and vividly drawn, and there is a charming mix of humour, whimsy and poignancy. Glorious.' -- Kate Forsyth `Molly and Pim and the Millions of Stars by Martine Murray is an eccentric highly readable story about friendship and individuality. If you have ever marvelled at all the wonder in the world then join Molly on an exciting adventure of discovery.' * Armadillo * `A glorious heartwarming book.' * Read It Daddy * 'Murray's storytelling is so fresh and beguiling that, for a moment, we feel this is great wisdom heard for the first time.' * The Times UK, `Children's Book of the Week' * `Murray's storytelling is so fresh and beguiling that, for a moment, we feel this is great wisdom heard for the first time.' * Times UK * `Magical and perceptive.' * Parents in Touch * `It's such a gorgeous story that I devoured it in one sitting, marvelling in the beauty of small little sketches that were dotted intermittently throughout the novel and the lyrical way the paragraphs were weaved together, presenting a book that was equally satisfying to admire and immerse yourself in.' * Written Word Worlds * `Wise, whimsical and woven through with magic, it's a story of friendship, home-brewed spells and the courage it takes to be yourself.' * Age/Sydney Morning Herald * `A wonderful tale about friendship that brings whimsy and enchantment into everyday life.' * Readings, Best Middle Fiction Books of 2015 * `A novel for young readers about difference, connections, magic, life and the forces of nature...Beautifully written.' * Stuff NZ * `This novel is The Loveliest. Sweet and splendid and magical, while still being of-this-world.' * Steph Bowe * `There is a lyrical quality to this narrative, a cadence - soft and whimsical. Martine Murray's Molly and Pim and the Millions of Stars brings a sense of magic and wonder and is beautifully written.' * ReadPlus * `Sensitive and wonderfully eccentric...This is a beautiful, hopeful book.' * Readings * `A sweet and heart-warming story, perfect for children and adults too.' * Bookish Manicurist * `Sensory and lyrical, with awe-inspiring imagery.' * Boomerang Books * `Murray gives the reader a truly delightful tale and adorns her text with charming illustrations...A magical read.' * BookMooch * 'Here is a middle-grade novel that sees beauty and magic in the environment around us, and celebrates seeds of friendship which grow deep roots. I loved this charming and whimsical novel, and young readers will too!' * Alpha Reader * `Martine Murray's writing is majestical and sophisticated...this book has a sense of wonder about it.' * Books & Publishing * 'A beautiful magical story, full of surprises and brimming with wisdom.' * Karen Foxlee * 'Open-hearted and magical-an utter delight.' * Rebecca Stead * 'Molly and Pim is wild, whimsical and wonderful. It makes you fall in love with the world and everyone in it.' * Sally Rippin *
For Ages: 6 - 9 years old
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 24th June 2015
Publisher: Text Publishing Co
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9 x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.24