Violet Mackerel thinks she would QUITE LIKE to own the blue china bird at the Saturday markets. This is not just a SILLY WISH. It is instead the start of a VERY IMPORTANT idea. But what she needs is a PLOT. A BRILLIANT plot.
Violet is a much loved character for girls 5+, with her thoughtful, determined and positive can-do attitude, and her creative ways to find solutions to everyday problems. This book depicts a positive, warm and supportive family environment.
Violet Mackerel’s Brilliant Plot was Honour Book in the 2011 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards, Younger Readers category.
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.