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Violet Mackerel's Brilliant Plot by Anna…

Violet Mackerel's Brilliant Plot (original 2010; edition 2012)

by Anna Branford, Elanna Allen (Illustrator)

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Title:Violet Mackerel's Brilliant Plot
Authors:Anna Branford
Other authors:Elanna Allen (Illustrator)
Info:Atheneum Books for Young Readers (2012), Paperback, 112 pages
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Sweet story about young girl working towards a goal and persevering in face of challenges. Story focuses on her creative abilities to find ways to reach her goal. Also touches on family life with single mother and new friends. Violet's enthusiasm is catching and her can do attitude is inspiring. ( )
  Elaine2016 | Aug 13, 2016 |
Utterly charming. Violet is a young girl - 6? - who really wants to buy a china bird, but struggles with a way to raise money to buy it.

While this is a lovely story with beautiful pencil drawings, it falls into that weird high reading/low interest level, but if you have a kindergartner or 1st grader with a higher reading level, she will love Violet!

Recommended. ( )
  kayceel | Oct 16, 2014 |
So I may need to sneak off and read this entire series on my own. The adorable cover illustrations drew me in. Then the story line had me hooked. Each title page starts with a small knitting inspired illustration - sign me up! The heroine is as sweet as pie. These are just the type of stories I would want to write myself. My daughter let me read two of them to her and she read #3 on her own...but does not have quite the same level of love for these as I do.

Violet's mother knits and sells her handmade goodies at a weekend market. Yes, you had me at knit and weekend market. Im sold! Love these books!!

The Authors website is also quite lovely! ( )
  dms02 | Feb 27, 2014 |
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Violet Mackerel is a girl with a theory.
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When a creative seven-year-old girl spots a blue china bird that she desperately wants, she forms an imaginative plan for getting it.

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