Perry Angel's Suitcase

Author: Glenda Millard
Illustrator: Stephen Michael King

Age: 9 - 12
RRP: £5.99
ISBN: 9781907912290
Publication Date: 01-02-2014
Format: Pb, 198mm x 128mm x 9mm
Extent: 138 pages

It has taken Perry Angel almost seven years to find the place where he belongs

He arrives in the Kingdom of Silk one day on the ten-thirty express, carrying only a small and shabby suitcase embossed with five golden letters. What do those letters mean? And why won't Perry let go of his case? This is a gentle and moving story about being a foster child and finding your place in the world – and there could be no better place for Perry Angel than with Griffin Silk, his family and his best friend, Layla.

Book 3 in Glenda Millard's multi award-winning Kingdom of Silk series.

Series blurb:

In Glenda Millard’s beautifully written and multi-award-winning Kingdom of Silk series, set in the evocatively realized Australian countryside, we meet the uncommon Silk family. Parents Ben and Annie Silk have a brood of five daughters (‘the Rainbow Girls’), a son named Griffin, Griffin’s best friend Layla who ‘might as well be a Silk’, Nell - the ‘tiny bit magic’ fairy grandmother, and Perry Angel – an adopted son who joins the Silk family midway through the series.

Through these whimsical, lyrical stories, Glenda Millard writes about families like no other writer writes about families. The books explore important themes of love, loss, friendships, home and belonging, in ways that pull at the heartstrings but are never over-sentimental. Honey for the soul. 


Reviews and Awards

* Winner – Book of the Year – Children’s Book Council of Australia 

* Shortlisted – NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 


A thoughtful story told through the eyes of each of the main protagonists, which shows us that we all have our own place in the world; it is delicately illustrated with dreamy drawings that refelct the underlying theme.

Parents in Touch

Poignant and lovely. Millard has that rare gift of making you feel in a few pages that you've known these characters, and this place, always.

Daniel Hahn, Independent on Sunday (Best Children's Books of 2013)

Following on from the success of The Naming of Tishkin Silk and Layla Queen of Hearts, Millard's new mini-novel wraps up the same winning blend of love and adventure in a rich and enthralling package. A wonderfully imagined series.

Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Evening Post

I had a big lump in my throat on getting to the end of this beautifully crafted story... Glenda Millard has a genius for letting the plot unfold so that the reader gradually comes to an interpretation of what is going on and an understanding of the characters and their motives.

Ann Lazim, CLPE

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