The Sequin Star
'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?
"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""
Belinda Murrell has worked as a travel journalist, technical writer, editor and public relations consultant. Her overseas adventures inspired her work as a travel writer for the West Australian newspaper and Out and About With Kids travel magazine. Her work has also appeared in the Sun Herald, Sunday Telegraph and Sydney Morning Herald. While Belinda studied Children's Literature at Macquarie University, her passion for children's books was reignited when she had her own three children and began telling and writing stories for Nick, Emily and Lachlan. Belinda's books include the Sun Sword fantasy trilogy, Scottish timeslip tale The Locket Of Dreams, French Revolution timeslip tale The Ruby Talisman, Australian timeslip tale The Ivory Rose and Australian historical tales The Forgotten Pearl and The River Charm. Belinda is also an author ambassador for Room to Read and Books in Homes.