Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 9
- Grade: 2 to 5
- Reading age: 6 to 9
Lilly would like to buy her friend Minna a very special birthday present from a jewellery store. It's price is $1000! When Lilly and her mother go to the farmers' market they see a similar bracelet at an affordable price and Lilly gives it to Minna at her birthday party. Their friend Theresa then starts a rumour that Lilly stole the expensive bracelet and Minna is very upset and won't talk to Lilly. The bracelet that she hoped Minna would wear at her piano recitals has broken up their friendship.
In this new book about Lilly and her friends, Lilly's best wishes for her friend become a nightmare of rumours.
About the authors
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.
CLARKE MACDONALD is an illustrator and graphic designer in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
- Winner, Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Starred Selection
Lilly’s Special Gift (First Novels)Rumours spread that Lilly stole a bracelet for her friend. Now she has to prove her innocence. Large type and expressive drawings will engage beginning chapter-book readers.
Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2006.