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Lily the Elf: The Midnight Owl

By Anna Branford
Illustrated by Lisa Coutts

The midnight owl sounds scary.

Lily is frightened when the midnight owl hoots during the night. But Granny isn’t afraid. She thinks the midnight owl sounds friendly. Will Lily always be afraid of him?

  • Perfectly pitched for emergent readers with simple sentence structure, short chapters, B&W illustrations, large font and white space, all designed for easy and well-supported reading.
  • Although Lily lives in a miniature elfish world, she is very relatable to her young readers. Lily’s dilemmas and adventures centre on the concerns, fears and interests of girls 5+.
  • Beautifully written by award-winning author of the much-loved Violet Mackerel series.

About the author

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.

About the illustrator

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 (written by Anna Branford) are her first illustrated novels with Walker Books Australia.

ISBN: 9781925081053
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: May 1, 2015
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 64pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $7.99
New Zealand RRP: $9.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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