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.
“The Lily Max series stands out for us as being perfect for the 8 -12 reader … loads of fun … highly entertaining. Lily Max is a creative, resourceful heroine who will continue to inspire young New Zealanders.” ~ Joan MacKenzie, Whitcoulls
“This is the best one!” ~ Edie, 8, bookworm.
“I really enjoyed this book. I loved Lily Max’s cool beachwear ideas and would recommend it to any girl who likes #fashion, #surfing, adventure or mystery. I was kept wondering to the end.”~ Indigo, 10, Ohope
Sarah Forster, The Sapling ~ “Author Jane Bloomfield has been pleasingly ambitious with the plot this time, pushing beyond the fashion-show trope, while still ensuring Lily Max has a chance to use her skills, and while maintaining the eye for fashion detail we know and love. Not only is Lily Max cutting and sewing this time, she is also on the trail of a ghost story, which is related to the film she gets to be a body double in.” Read the full review.
“This book has sand between its toes. It’s got suntan lotion rubbed all over it and it’s happy and outdoors and joyful.” ~ Steve Braunias, publisher.
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.