Glenda Millard has published many books for young readers in Australia, including her award-winning novels about the Silk family. She lives in Victoria, Australia. Patrice Barton received her B.F.A. in studio art from the University of Texas. She lives with her family in Austin, Texas.
"The sequel to The Naming of Tishkin Silk (Farrar, 2009), this is a
beautifully written tale about how it feels to lose someone you
care about, whether the loss is due to death or dementia. Though
the subject matter is heavy, Millard maintains an upbeat mood
throughout and her poetic descriptions of Layla's environment show
readers that there is beauty and joy to be found in everyday life."
"-School Library Journal
""The theme running through Millard's Silk family chronicles is the transformative power of empathy. Emotional balm, the source of inspiration and ideas that nourish and enrich the soul, empathy works its magic on everyone." -"Kirkus Reviews"