Anna Branford was born in the Isle of Man and spent her early childhood in Sudan and Papua New Guinea before moving to Australia. Creative writing was her favourite subject at school and she wrote stories in all these different countries. 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 2011 Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards, Younger Readers category. In 2013, Violet Mackerel's Personal Space won the Young Readers/Picture Book Award category of the Australian Family Therapists' Award and was short-listed for the 2013 Children's Peace Literature Awards. Violet Mackerel's Possible Friend was short-listed for the 2014 CBCA Book of the Year Awards, Younger Readers category.Lisa Coutts is an illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. She has studied graphic design and her illustrations have graced books, greeting cards, magazines, festivals, posters, packages and even tea cups. Lisa exhibits her work at various galleries and serves on the committee of Illustrators Australia. The Lily the Elf series are her first illustrated novels with Walker Books Australia.
I rate it 9/10. The best part was when they couldn't close the door
of the shed because they had too much stuff in the shed. - Katie,
Child Reviewer -- Creative Kids Tales * Creative Kids Tales *
Anna Branford always manages to tell a beautiful tale that resonates with its readers. -- Read Plus * Read Plus *
Lily is bound to become a familiar childhood friend to those who get to know her. * Reading Time *