A Glasshouse of Stars
Published: 2021 by Puffin Books
Level: Middle Years (6-9)
Asian Content , Family & Relationships
2022 CBCA Shortlist. Meixing Lim and her family have arrived at the New House in the New Land, inherited from First Uncle who died tragically and unexpectedly while picking oranges in the backyard. Everything is vast and unknown to Meixing and not in a good way, including the house she has dubbed Big Scary. Her solace is a glasshouse in the garden that inexplicably holds the sun and the moon and all the secrets of her memory and imagination. Her fragile universe is rocked when tragedy strikes and Ma Ma refuses to face the world outside. Her parents said this would be a better life for them all, but it feels like the worst and most heart-breaking experience of Meixing\'s entire existence.