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Lily Max - Satin, Scissors, Frock

Book #1 in the Lily Max series

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 …

Paperback edition
198 x 130 mm
176 pages

Buy all 3 Lily Max books today for $60.00 plus $5 P&P and get a $10 discount against the other P&P costs. Enter the discount code LILYMAX3 at checkout.


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.

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

Finalist, NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2016

Storylines Notable Book Award 2016

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 Meet Kiwi author Jane Bloomfield

Queenstown writer, Jane Bloomfield is the author of the much loved Lily Max children’s trilogy, published by Luncheon Sausage Books.

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.

Her writing can be found on The Spinoff, The Sapling, NewsRoom, and on her column-style blog, Jane Bloomfield: truth is stranger than fiction.

Jane was awarded a Michael King Writer’s Residency 2021, where she worked on a new middle-grade novel.

Find out more about Jane on her author page.

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