Secrets of the Great Fire Tree

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Secrets of the Great Fire Tree
Publish: 2019
Publisher: Aurelia Leo
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1946024317
Pages: 210
Language: English

Secrets of the Great Fire Tree

3.9 rating

In rural China during the New Year celebrations, Kai receives devastating news. A poor harvest spells disaster unless his mother accepts a job in the city caring for a wealthy family.

Abandoned in his mountainous village, Kai is desperate to bring his mother home. He gives in to superstition and unlocks the secrets of the Great Fire Tree. The Great Fire Tree will grant Kai’s wish—for a terrible price. With the help of his new friend Xinying and his trusted piglet, Kai will make a sacrifice to make his family whole.

Justine Laismith weaves together Chinese mystique and rural charm in an enchanting tale of an antidote that kills and an amulet that curses.


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Justine grew up in Singapore and studied Chemistry in London. Since completing her PhD, she has worked in the pharmaceutical, chemicals and education sectors. In 2010, she returned to Singapore, where ST Press Books published her chapter book about two women in STEM.

When she is out and about, she takes far too many pictures on her phone. Her excuse? They inspire her stories, like her debut middle-grade book. Published by Aurelia Leo, she penned it in Singapore after a trip to China. She is now back in England living with a talking budgie.

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