Author(s): Anna Branford
Violet Mackerel loves Clover Park. She especially loves to collect acorns from under the big old oak tree. But the oak tree is going to be cut down. Violet does not think this is a good idea! The oak tree is important. It is worth trying to save. And Violet hopes her pocket protest will be just the thing to save it.
Sarah Davis (illustrator) grew up in New Zealand, wearing gumboots and falling in rivers. Sarah is a very busy, award-winning artist who has collaborated with Sue Whiting on Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (New Frontier) and Jennifer Poulter on Mending Lucille (Lothian), for which Sarah won the 2009 Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Crichton Award for Best New Illustrator. Sarah’s title Fearless, written by Colin Thompson, was short-listed for the 2010 Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards. Violet Mackerel’s Brilliant Plot was also Honour book in the Children’s Book
Council of Australia, Book of the Year Awards, Younger Readers Notable Books for 2011.