Violet Mackerel's Helpful Suggestion (#7 HB)
Violet Mackerel is excited. Her best friend Rose is going on a trip to Japan. But Violet is going to miss her terribly. Six weeks is a long time. What if Rose forgets her? It may all be a slight disaster. Unless Violet can come up with a perfect plan and a very helpful suggestion.
Anna Branford was born in the Isle of Man and spent her early childhood in Sudan and Papua New Guinea before moving to Australia. 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. Sarah Davis grew up in New Zealand, wearing gumboots and falling in rivers. Sarah is a very busy, award-winning artist who has collaborated with Sue Whiting on Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (New Frontier) and 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. 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 Notable Books for 2011.