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Friday 16 February 2018

Review: Molly and Pim and the Millions of Stars

Molly's mum is different. She collects herbs at all sorts of strange hours, makes weird potions and brings the wonderful plant world to vibrant, but unexpected life.

Molly wishes her mum was more like Ellen's normal mum and that they lived in a normal house, especially when a potion transforms Molly's world in the worst possible way.

Molly has knowledge to make everything right but has she got the courage to try?

And what about Pim, the one boy at her school who is different in his own way? Should Molly follow her instincts and enlist his help? Would that break the power of her friendship with Ellen?

Martine Murray is a master at taking complicated emotional quandaries and making them accessible to children in those  formative Middle Primary school  years. But more than that: Martine immerses her readers in the possibilities nature and a little bit of imagination provide.

Just thinking about the magical transformation she portrays at the climax of Molly's drama gives me goose bumps.

Title: Molly and Pim
Author: Martine Murray
Publisher: Text Publishing, $14.99
Publication Date: 24 June 2015
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781925240085
For ages: 6 – 9 years
Type: Middle Fiction