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Violet Mackerel's Formal Occasion : Book 8 - Anna Branford

Violet Mackerel's Formal Occasion

Book 8

By: Anna Branford, Sarah Davis (Illustrator)


Published: 1st March 2015
For Ages: 3 - 6 years old
In Stock. Ships in 1-2 business days from Australia
RRP $19.99

The next book in the award-winning Violet Mackerel series.

VIOLET MACKEREL is happy. She has found a BEAUTIFUL LOCKET. But she is also sad because Mum has lost her basket of KNITTED THINGS. Violet wants to make Mum feel happy again. And she may just have the perfect plan: a surprise FORMAL OCCASION just for Mum!

About the Author

Anna Branford was born in the Isle of Man and spent her early childhood in Sudan and Papua New Guinea before moving to Australia. Creative writing was her favourite subject at school and she wrote stories in all these different countries. Anna is a doll maker and a sociology lecturer at Victoria University.

About the Illustrator

Sarah Davis grew up in New Zealand, wearing gumboots and falling in rivers. She worked as a secondary school teacher before moving to Sydney. Sarah is a very busy, award-winning artist who has collaborated with Sue Whiting on Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (New Frontier) and Jennifer Poulter Mending Lucille (Lothian), for which Sarah won the 2009 Children's Book Council of Australia's Crichton Award for Best New Illustrator.



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I would recommend this series to 5 to 8 year olds


from Australia

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written


    Best Uses

    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Violet Mackerel's Formal Occasion:

    My six year old loved this series, and acts out various scenes, as well as 'reading' her favourites from memory to the fairies. Some great lessons, and engaging stories. The pictures are very beautiful, and so suitable for an easily spooked child, as mine is.

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    ISBN: 9781925081091
    ISBN-10: 1925081095
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 3 - 6 years old
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 112
    Published: 1st March 2015
    Publisher: Walker Books Australia
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 18.6 x 13.6  x 1.4
    Weight (kg): 0.19