Aisha Bushby is a writer who combines heartbreaking emotional stories and unforgettable characters with a sprinkling of magic. She was selected as one of only four previously unpublished authors in the Stripes anthology, A Change is Gonna Come, alongside writers such as Patrice Lawrence, Tanya Byrne and Nikesh Shukla. The anthology was awarded a YA Book Prize Special Achievement Award. Her debut novel, A Pocketful of Stars (2019), was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and the Branford Boase and described as ‘poignant and atmospheric’ by the Guardian. Her second novel, Moonchild: Voyage of the Lost and Found (2020) is a magical fantasy adventure inspired by Arabian Nights. You can follow her on Twitter @aishabushby.
‘Gorgeous, evocative storytelling', Fiona Noble, The Bookseller
‘Readers will be enchanted and will finish the book dreaming of
adventures under sultry night skies.’
Books for Keeps 06.08.2020 – ‘You’ll be swept away with Amira on a wonderful adventure.’
The Week Junior 15.08.2020 – Book Club’s Book of the Week ‘This captivating adventure is full of magic, mystery and danger.’
BookTrust 01.09.2020 Praise for A Pocketful of Stars: 'Bushby's debut is poignant and atmospheric' Guardian ‘A gorgeous story of friendship and growing up' Cathy Cassidy 'Moving and heartfelt', Anna James, author of Pages and Co 'A wonderful adventure', The Week Junior ’If you like magic, myths and crazy adventures, then this is the book for you! It made me want to write my own stories too!’ – Emmy (aged nine) in First News