Nell's Festival of Crisp Winter Glories
Author: Glenda Millard
Illustrator: Stephen Michael King
Age: 9 - 12
Publication Date: 08-10-2015
Format: Pb, 198mm x 128mm x 10mm
Extent: 128 pages
The final book in the highly acclaimed Kingdom of Silk series is a heart-warming story about the power of love and family.
Two of Perry Angel′s favourite people are Grandma Nell and his good friend Jenkins.
One night, while listening to Nell play the beautiful Tennessee Waltz, Perry thinks of the perfect way to bring his two favourite people together: he wants to put on a dance - a proper one with petticoats and posies and a real band.
Perry shares his idea with his sisters, and before long the dance turns into a wonderful winter festival. But when Nell has an accident, will Perry′s wish come true? 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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