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Plotting the Stars 1: Moongarden - by Michelle A Barry

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  • "Moongarden blooms with heart and adventure.
  • 10 Years
  • 8.5" x 5.75" Hardcover
  • 368 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Science Fiction
  • Series Name: Plotting the Stars

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About the Book



Crumbling under the pressure at her elite school on the moon, misfit Myra Hodger discovers a lab full of toxic plants and uses her botanical magic to weed out its secrets, but quickly discovers some will do anything to take those secrets to the grave.



Book Synopsis



"Moongarden blooms with heart and adventure. A stellar update of The Secret Garden, woven with a little science fiction, a lot of magic, a vibrant heroine, and a plucky robot sidekick to rival R2-D2." --Victoria Aveyard, New York Times bestselling author of Red Queen

The Secret Garden meets The City of Ember. Failed climate change policy, an intergalactic conspiracy, and the magical, unlikely heroine who could unearth it all. An explosive STEAM-inspired series starter perfect for young change makers.

Centuries ago, Earth's plants turned deadly, and humanity took to space to cultivate new homes. Myra Hodger is in her first year at an elite school on the Moon, and she's crumbling under the pressure. She doesn't fit in and, worse, the tattoos that signal her Number Whisperer magic aren't developing. In her heart, she knows she doesn't have a Creer, and soon everyone else will, too.

Wandering the halls while cutting class, she discovers a secret lab hidden behind one of the unused classrooms and, beyond that, a secret garden overflowing with plants. Dangerous toxic plants.

As she learns more about the garden, Myra begins to wonder if she does have a Creer after all--one that died out when the Earth did. One that could help solve the food shortages the government doesn't want anyone to know about.

Re-envisioning The Secret Garden for a new generation, Moongarden weaves together STEAM themes and intense social pressures in a stunning series starter, and introduces a dynamic heroine who might just grow a revolution.


Named to the Texas Lone Star Reading List
An Indiana Young Hoosiers Book Award Nominee
Named to Read Aloud Indiana Middle Grade List
Named to the Great Words Great Books List (Official Book List of the Scripps National Spelling Bee)



Review Quotes




★ "This Secret Garden retelling . . . works beautifully in its new space setting. . . . The storytelling is immersive and engrossing, touching on environmental issues, class structure and prejudice, and the struggle to find one's truest self. Readers will be eager for the next installment in this marvelous, magical universe."--Booklist, Starred Review

"Twelve-year-old Myra's about as scrappy and inspired as they come, and readers will likely be eager to see what she does next. ."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Debut author Barry smoothly incorporates contemporary--and perhaps perennial--issues of elite education, pressure to succeed, corporate corruption, class divides, systemic prejudice, and environmental depredation while delivering a boarding school story in a believable off-world setting. . . Nicely realized, intriguingly complex, and well set up for sequels."--Kirkus Reviews



About the Author



Michelle A. Barry grew up in Springfield, Massachusetts, and was later cajoled over the border into Connecticut by her future husband. She has worked as a newspaper reporter, freelance writer and editor, and marketing professional. She currently lives in Connecticut with her charming husband and their two delightful children. Moongarden is her first novel.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.5 Inches (H) x 5.75 Inches (W) x 1.25 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.04 Pounds
Suggested Age: 10 Years
Series Title: Plotting the Stars
Sub-Genre: Science Fiction
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Number of Pages: 368
Publisher: Pixel+ink
Theme: Space Exploration
Format: Hardcover
Author: Michelle A Barry
Language: English
Street Date: November 1, 2022
TCIN: 85701719
UPC: 9781645951261
Item Number (DPCI): 247-06-2000
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.25 inches length x 5.75 inches width x 8.5 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.04 pounds
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