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‘Compelling and full of magic, this read will really stay with you long after you’ve devoured every page.’ Girlpower

‘This is impossible. I must be dreaming. Why does the newspaper have a date that is more than eighty years ago?’
Claire finds a sequin star among her grandmother’s treasures. Why does she own such a cheap piece? The mystery deepens when the brooch hurtles Claire back in time to 1932.

Claire finds herself stranded in a circus camp. The Great Depression has made life difficult, but Claire befriends performers Rosina and Jem, and a boy called Kit who watches the show every night.

When Kit is kidnapped, it’s up to Claire, Rosina and Jem to save him. But Claire wonders 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

    9780857986931

    February 2, 2015

    Random House Australia Children's

    288 pages

    RRP $17.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • 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

  • Paperback

    9780857982056

    May 1, 2014

    Random House Australia Children's

    288 pages

    RRP $16.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • 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

    RHA eBooks Child

    288 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

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Lulu Bell's Fantastic Holiday Fun
Lulu Bell and the Pirate Fun
Lulu Bell and the Magical Garden
Lulu Bell and the Koala Joey
Lulu Bell and the Arabian Nights
Lulu Bell and the Christmas Elf
Lulu Bell and the Tiger Cub
Lulu Bell and the Pyjama Party
Lulu Bell and the Circus Pup
Lulu Bell and the Sea Turtle
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Lulu Bell and the Moon Dragon
The River Charm
Lulu Bell and the Birthday Unicorn
Lulu Bell and the Fairy Penguin
The Forgotten Pearl
Sun Sword 2: Voyage of the Owl
Sun Sword 3: The Snowy Tower

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