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Lily the Elf and the Midnight Owl, the Flute and the Wishing Seed

Three Lily the Elf books

Author Anna Branford

Illustrator Lisa Coutts

Publisher Walker Books Australia

Genre Junior fiction

Series Lily the Elf

Three Lily the Elf books filled with adventures for readers from 5 up

The only thing better than one book about Lily The Elf is three Lily books!

* Perfectly pitched for young 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.

Lily The Elf: The Midnight Owl

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

Lily The Elf: The Elf Flute

Lily the elf has a brand-new silver elf flute. She wants to play it at the Grand Elf Concert. But she can only make horrible whiffling sounds with it. Will she get to play at the concert?

Lily The Elf: The Wishing Seed

Dandelion seed wishes always come true – don’t they? Lily’s dress-up crown is broken. So she wishes on a dandelion seed for a real princess crown. Will her wish come true?


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. 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. In 2013, Violet Mackerel’s Personal Space won the Young Readers/Picture Book Award category of the Australian Family Therapists’ Award. 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. She illustrates The Lily the Elf series, written by Anna Branford.

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