Age: 9 - 12
Publication Date: 01-09-2014
Format: Pb, 198mm x 128mm x 9mm
Extent: 128 pages
The kitchen at the Kingdom of Silk is warm and sweet with the smell of buttery shortbread and steamed plum puddings. And in the kitchen of the Colour Patch Café, Scarlet Silk, the eldest of the Rainbow Girls, has made a new friend, Anik.
When Anik tells Scarlet about the war in his home far away and of all the things he has lost, Scarlet is determined to make a difference. And so she decides to declare peace on Cameron’s Creek, and maybe even the world…
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.
About the Author and Illustrator
Glenda Millard is from the Goldfields region of central Victoria, Australia. She has written picture books, short stories and novels for children and young adults and has won many prestigious awards for the Kingdom of Silk series. Her novel for teens, A Small Free Kiss in the Dark, was published by Templar in 2011.
Stephen Michael King is one of Australia’s most renowned and successful illustrators for children. Visit his website at: http://www.stephenmichaelking.com
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