Friday 9 March 2012

69. The Kingdom of Silk Book 6: The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk by Glenda Millard

The Kingdom of Silk Book 6: The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk by Glenda Millard Published March 2012 ABC Books

From the publisher:

Flame-haired Saffron is the youngest of the five Silk sisters. Her family know that she has a talent for becoming Anne of Green Gables or Cleopatra, and that she loves reading myths and legends. But they don′t know about the firebirds that come to warn her of terrible headaches. And Saffron doesn′t know how to tell them.
In a big family, it′s easy to be overlooked. But when Saffron is sent to the city to see a specialist, she learns that her family′s love for her is deeper than she ever imagined. And that when you′re a Silk, miracles are never far from home...
If you have yet to enter the Kingdom of Silk, I will urge you now to go and find and then read the first five books about the Silk family. This book stands on its own as a story, but you will be doing yourself a disservice not to read the others.

The Silk family are a slightly quirky bunch, parents Ben and Annie live with Grandmother Nell and their children, Scarlet, Indigo, Violet, Amber, Saffron, Griffin and their other brother Perry Angel in the kingdom of silk.  Dad loves to knit and contemplate life in his Seat of Wisdom, they have Barney the Blacksheep who is more like a family dog, and they have Apple Pie Sunday where they make apple pies to sell and raise money for charity.  They are not your regular suburban family, but they have an amazing capacity to love.  Reading these books is a special experience that lets the reader become part of this amzaing family, if only for a short while.

Having read the other books, and knowing that the Silk's have had their share of sadness I was very worried reading this book.  I didn't think I could take it if anything happened to Saffron. I don't like to give away endings, but in case you're concerned about giving this book to a sensitive younger reader...don't be.

Who will like this book: Girls age 9+
Read it if you like: The Kingdom of Silk books

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