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Children's Fiction Friendship

Lilly in the Middle

by (author) Brenda Bellingham

illustrated by Elizabeth Owen

Formac Publishing Company Limited
Initial publish date
May 2003
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    May 2003
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2003
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Mar 2013
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 5
  • Reading age: 6 to 9


Lilly and her friends have a substitute teacher named Mr. Wulf who takes them on an overnight field trip. Lilly jokes that he looks like a werewolf, and is surprised when her friends take her seriously.
On the bus, her best friend Minna won't sit with her. When they have to go on a moonlit walk, no one wants to go because they're afraid of their teacher. When Mr. Wulf finally hears about the rumour, his feelings are hurt, badly. Lilly has to do her best to make things better.
Lilly in the Middle is a touching story about a thoughtless rumour that gets out of control, and about one girl's efforts to overcome it.

About the authors


Brenda Bellingham
a été travailleuse sociale, enseignante et maman avant de se consacrer à
son métier d'auteure à plein temps. Brenda a écrit de nombreux livres pour
enfants dont Les dragons ne lisent pas de livres, avec Paul et
Lili, Storm Child, et sept livres dans la série Lilly.
Elle vit à Victoria, en Colombie-Britannique.


Brenda Bellingham is a mother and former school teacher who rediscovered writing in her late forties. Her numerous children's books include Storm Child, a Canadian Children's Centre Our Choice selection, and several titles in the Lilly series. Brenda lives in Victoria, B.C.

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ELIZABETH OWEN is a Halifax based illustrator who has illustrated more than 10 books for children and adults.

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