Violet Mackerel's Brilliant Plot (Paperback)

By Anna Branford, Elanna Allen (Illustrator)
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Introducing Violet Mackerel, a charismatic new chapter book star with a zest for life and an endearing, relatable voice akin to Ramona Quimby and Junie B. Jones.

Violet is a seven-year-old with a knack for appreciating the smallest things in life: her “Theory of Finding Small Things” states that the moment of finding a tiny treasure usually coincides with the moment of having a genius idea. This creative little girl always strives to think outside the box, so when she spots a small china bird that she desperately wants, she forms an imaginative plan for getting it—and her methods are anything but ordinary!
     Violet Mackerel’s Brilliant Plot is the first book in an irresistibly charming series starring Violet and her family that has pitch-perfect perspective and plenty of laugh-out-loud humor.

About the Author

Anna Branford was born on the Isle of Man and spent parts of her childhood in Africa and in Papua New Guinea. Now she lives in Melbourne, Australia, with a large black cat called Florence. She writes, drinks cups of tea in her garden, and makes dolls and other small things, which she sells at early morning markets. Anna is the author of the Violet Mackerel series. Visit her at

Elanna Allen lives in New York with her husband and sons, where she writes and illustrates children s books and designs characters for television. She wrote and illustrated "Itsy Mitsy Runs Away" and has created characters for Disney, Nickelodeon, and PBS. Stop by and say hi at
Product Details
ISBN: 9781442435865
ISBN-10: 1442435860
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 28th, 2012
Pages: 102
Language: English
Series: Violet Mackerel