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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?

Reviews

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

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780857982056

    May 1, 2014

    Random House Australia Children's

    288 pages

    RRP $16.99

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  • Paperback

    9780857986931

    February 2, 2015

    Random House Australia Children's

    288 pages

    RRP $17.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9780857982063

    May 1, 2014

    Random House Australia

    288 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
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