The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk

Author: Glenda Millard
Illustrator: Stephen Michael King

Age: 9-12
RRP: £5.99
ISBN: 9781907912320
Publication Date: 05-03-2015
Format: Pb, 198mm x 128mm x 10mm
Extent: 128 pages

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. 

Title blurb

Everyone knows that Saffron Silk has a talent for pretending to be someone else but when the firebirds rage inside her head, and it hurts even to breathe, Saffron barely has the energy to be herself.

Saffron's family don't know about the firebirds that come to warn her of terrible headaches. And Saffron doesn't know how to tell them. But her brother Perry Angel has learnt to read hearts and recognise tender moments, and Perry knows that Saffron is frightened. Frightened of what might be wrong with her and afraid that she might have to leave the Kingdom of Silk forever...


About the Author and Illustrator

Glenda Millard is an author of multi award-winning children's picture books and novels including, Isabella's GardenA Small Free Kiss in the Dark and the Kingdom of Silk series.She was born in the Goldfields region of Central Victoria, Australia, and has lived in the area all her life. The communities she has lived in and the surrounding landscapes have provided a rich source of inspiration and settings for many of her stories. To visit Glenda Millard's website, click here.

Stephen Michael King is an Australian children's author and illustrator, with over fifty titles to his name. To visit Stephen Michael King's website, click here.


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