The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

When 11-year-old space mad Stella visits NASA, the last thing she expects is for a black hole to follow her home and set out to live in her house as a pet.

The black hole swallows everything it touches, which turns out to be very handy at getting rid of items that Stella doesn’t want around: ugly sweaters from her aunt, her younger brother’s favourite (and annoying) toy, and most importantly, all the reminders of her dead father that are just too painful to have around.

But when the family puppy is inadvertently swallowed up by the black hole, Stella and her brother embark on an epic, interstellar adventure to retrieve what has been lost before it’s too late. A heartwarming, sensitively funny and uplifting illustrated story of one girl's journey, both physical and emotional, in confronting her grief and learning how to move on.

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