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‘A delightfully offbeat ghost story, featuring cinema,
snacks, school projects and the joy of second chances.’

— Jaclyn Moriarty, award-winning author of
The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone

'Beautifully written . . . perfectly captures the space between childhood and independence where dreams can be made or broken.' 

- Books+Publishing

 Lani Scrub has a plan: study hard and become a world-renowned scientist like her hero, Kit Galway, who wrote The Meaning of the Universe.

The plan is ruined when Lani's mum decides to 'find herself' by joining a nature-loving community called Passing Waters.

Lani should have known things were up when they got backyard chickens.

At Passing Waters Lani fails every test thrown her way - despite coaching from nine-year-old nature kid Lentil and a chef/astronomer named Meadow.

Turns out failing is hard, and what's worse is their tree change is making her question the meaning of the universe ...

And when the community's future is threatened, will Lani Scrub pitch in to save the day?

From the author of Gus and the Starlight comes an inspiring story about opening your mind and sharing your heart.

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