The Girl with Space in Her Heart

Lara Williamson

Age: 9+


The Girl with Space in Her Heart

Age 9+

In stock

Mabel Mynt knows a lot about how we feel connected to the stars because we are all made of stardust. And that Mum's new boyfriend, Galactic Gavin, has eyes that twinkle like Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky. And that sometimes the perfect place for her sister Terrible Topaz would be a black hole.

But Mabel doesn't know how to fill the space in her heart that Dad left when he walked out. And so she sets out on a mission of discovery...

A heart-warming and hilarious story about learning that love is never lost and change doesn't have to be scary.

336 pages
197.1 x 130.8mm
Paperback ISBN:
Accelerated Reader Book Level:
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
Middle years (MY)
Book Band:
Key Stage:
KS2, KS3
Publication Date:
August 2019
Work Reference:
Lara Williamson
Lara Williamson was born and studied in Northern Ireland, before moving to London. She became an author after working for magazines including ELLE, New Woman and J17. Her books have been shortlisted for lots of prizes, including the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award. She loves tap-dancing, daydreaming, eating chips, wearing glitter and writing. Not necessarily in that order.

Find out more about Lara Williamson

Lara's writing is quirky, original and brilliantly addictive

Cathy Cassidy

Poignant, funny and eminently wise, this is top-class reading for in-betweenies

Lancashire Evening Post

A sensitive exploration of anxiety and heartache told with compassion by Lara Williamson. I won't deny that it caused my eyes t o leak a little as it reached its conclusion.

The School Librarian

Teachers’ resources

Explore key themes of worrying and anxiety; myths; mystery; magic; space and change through extract-based discussion and creative activities in these resources aimed at KS2.

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