Lily Max – Satin, Scissors, Frock #1

Zany schoolgirl Lily Max is mad about fashion. Her quirky, slightly punk dress style has her in the permanent bad books of Miss Sprotts – who does her best to make life hell for Lily Max at Middle Lakes Normal School.

When it’s announced that the school disco will have a winter wonderland theme, and the winner of the best costume will be crowned Snow Queen, Lily Max leaps into action. She sets about creating her most OUTRAGEOUS outfit yet.

The stakes are raised when a mysterious benefactor donates antique crowns for the best dressed King and Queen.

Miss Sprotts appoints herself chief judge and Lily Max’s arch enemy, goody-goody suck-up Violet Hughes, decides to make her own bid for the title.

Can Lily Max stand up to two these forces of evil?

With a little help from a polar bear, a horoscope, and her belief in herself, she just might …

Written by Jane Bloomfield and illustrated by Guy Fisher

$20.00 incl. GST

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A good read-aloud for 7+ and independent readers aged 8-12.

Recognition for the Lily Max series

Lily Max: Satin, Scissors, Frock (2015) was a finalist in the New Zealand Children’s & Young Adults Book Awards and received a Storylines Notable Book Award. Lily Max: Slope, Style, Fashion (2016) was listed in New Zealand Women’s Day Top Ten Reads 2016. Lily Max: Sun, Surf, Action (2017) received a Creative New Zealand grant.

Review comments

“Funny, quirky & hugely enjoyable … a great book for young style junkies & budding designers, 8+.”
~ Isobel Marriner, NZ Herald Best Books 2015

“A sassy, vivacious story … Great fun to read.”
~ Kate De Goldi with Kim Hill, Radio NZ

Jane Bloomfield Kiwi author Jane Bloomfield

Find out more about Queenstown writer Jane Bloomfield on her author page.

Illustrated by Guy Fisher

Guy Fisher’s hilarious, black and white illustrations add humour throughout the book. Guy is a Kiwi artist and animator based in Barcelona. He lives with his wife, two daughters and a tortoise named Shelly Lettuce.

Additional information

Dimensions198 × 130 × 1.0 cm

Paperback edition

First published




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Published by

Luncheon Sausage Books


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