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Violet Mackerel's Possible Friend : Book 5 - Anna Branford

Violet Mackerel's Possible Friend

Book 5

By: Anna Branford, Sarah Davis (Illustrator)

Hardcover | 1 February 2013

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It s all about Violet - now a household name!

Violet Mackerel has moved into her new house. Violet Mackerel doesn't have any friends near the new house and she would quite like to make one. There is a girl next door who could be a possible friend. Her name is Rose and she has a pink and white bedroom and a doll's house.

Violet hopes that Rose might not be a possible friend for very long. In fact, she would quite like Rose to be a very good friend.

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. Violet Mackerel's Brilliant Plot was her first published work for Walker Books Australia and was Honour book in the Children s Book Council of Australia, Book of the Year Awards, Younger Readers Notable Books for 2011.

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 with Jennifer Poulter on Mending Lucille (Lothian), for which Sarah won the 2009 Children s Book Council of Australia s Crichton Award for Best New Illustrator. Most recently, Sarah s title Fearless, written by Colin Thompson, was short-listed for the 2010 Children s Book Council of Australia Awards. Violet Mackerel s Brilliant Plot was also Honour book in the Children s Book Council of Australia, Book of the Year Awards, Younger Readers 2011.
Industry Reviews
The Violet Mackerel series proffers themes and issues that many young readers will connect with...these are stories about a real girl and a real family...complete with issues that will be familiar to many children. There is a scarcity of books for young girls that do not involve fairies, princesses, hair twirling and lots of pink, and the Violet Mackerel series seeks to amend this! * Childrens Books Daily *

The Violet Mackerel Series

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