Anna Branford

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Violet Mackerel's Remarkable Recovery

book | Fiction | 2011
ANZ → Walker Books
UK & Comm → Walker Books
US → Atheneum Publishers

Violet’s throat is very sore and she has to go to the hospital to have her tonsils out. She makes a new friend in the waiting room, the old lady Iris Macdonald, who is having an operation on her arm. It might be a friendship full of strange connections, interesting ideas and small dreams coming true–but will they be able to find each other after their recoveries?


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Violet Mackerel's Remarkable Recovery
Violet Mackerel's Remarkable Recovery

The large coincidence in the end reminds readers that worlds are small, satisfyingly concluding another volume in a successful Australian series.This agreeable account should attract new Violet Mackerel followers.

Violet Mackerel is a confident and plucky young character created by an author who is very much in touch with how young girls really think and feel.
My Book Corner

I love Violet Mackerel even more after reading this second story . . . she truly is a special character who deserves a place in every girl's heart.
Kids Book Review

Branford once again creates a warm world for Violet, one in which the protagonist’s optimism spreads to others without any hint of the saccharine.
The Horn Book

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