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Violet Mackerel's Formal Occasion (Book 8)

By Anna Branford
Illustrated by Sarah Davis

The next book in the award-winning Violet Mackerel series.

Violet Mackerel is extremely happy when she finds a beautiful locket buried in the dirt. But it is hard to be happy when your mum has lost a basket of precious knitted things. What Violet needs is a brilliant idea to help Mum feel better. Perhaps a formal occasion will do the trick!

  • Beautiful writing from award-winning author, Anna Branford, with illustrations by award-winning illustrator, Sarah Davis
  • Book 1, Violet Mackerel’s Brilliant Plot, was Honour Book at the 2011 Children’s Book Council Australia Book of the Year Awards in the Younger Readers category
  • Book 5, Violet Mackerel’s Possible Friend, was short-listed for the 2014 Children’s Book Council Australia Book of the Year Awards in the Younger Readers category

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 Children’s Book Council of Australia, Book of the Year Awards, Younger Readers Notable Books for 2011.

About the illustrator

Sarah Davis grew up in New Zealand, wearing gumboots and falling in rivers. She worked as a secondary school teacher before moving to Sydney. 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 Mending Lucille (Lothian), for which Sarah won the 2009 Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Crichton Award for Best New Illustrator. Most recently, 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.

ISBN: 9781925081091
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: March 1, 2015
Dimensions: 130 x 180mm, 112pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $24.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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