Layla, Queen of Hearts

Layla, Queen of Hearts

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A follow-up to the award-winning THE NAMING OF TISHKIN SILK, this is a gentle, moving novel about friendship, old age, loss, and the power of love. A friend like Layla comes along once in a lifetime, and Griffin Silk knows this with all his heart. Griffin's daddy used to say that Layla had been sent to comfort them after tishkin went away; 'like an arm about their shoulders, a candle in the dark or like golden syrup dumplings for the soul'. When Senior Citizen's Day is announced at school, Layla wishes for someone special to take. It is then that the intriguing Miss Amelie comes into their life. through their new friendship, Layla and Griffin learn the importance of memories, generosity of spirit, and of small miracles that warm the heart. the Naming of tishkin Silk was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards and was an Honour book in the CBCA Children's Book of the Year Awards. Layla, Queen of Hearts continues the story of these memorable characters.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 129 x 197 x 6mm | 128g
  • Sydney, Australia
  • English
  • 0733318428
  • 9780733318429
  • 1,119,636

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Children's/Children's Fiction/Education - Children's
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About Glenda Millard

Glenda Millard is a writer of great talent who has the ability to write across all genres and age groups - from picture books to junior fiction to YA novels. Her first novel about the Silk family, The Naming of Tishkin Silk, was published in 2003 by ABC Books. It was shortlisted in the CBC Book of the Year Awards and for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards. She has also had numerous picture books and children's novels published, including, most recently, Duck, Apple, Egg, illustrated by Martina Heiduczek. Stephen Michael King is an award-winning, internationally bestselling illustrator who has illustrated over eighty books. He has also written fifteen books, including You, Leaf and Mutt Dog! Stephen lives with his family and three dogs in a mud-brick house on a coastal island of New South Wales.
To learn more about Stephen and his work, visit: www.stephenmichaelking.com
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208 ratings
4.33 out of 5 stars
5 52% (109)
4 34% (71)
3 9% (19)
2 3% (6)
1 1% (3)
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