Violet Mackerel's Pocket Protest

Anna Branford (Author) Elanna Allen (Illustrator)

Product Details

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
September 02, 2014
5.5 X 7.6 X 0.6 inches | 0.5 pounds

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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


"In her sixth book, Violet and her friend Rose discover that their favorite oak tree is scheduled to be cut down to make way for a parking lot. . . . Branford manages to make circumstances work out for Violet, a good-hearted kid who can figure out what she is feeling before she speaks. The fortuitous ending . . . reads like just desserts."--Booklist, July 2014
"When Violet and her friend Rose learn that their favorite oak tree is to be cut down, they organize a small protest with a big result. . . . Readers need not have read the five previous titles to appreciate Violet and her family. . . . Aussie Violet's world is just different enough to provide an interesting change for readers entering the chapter book stage. They will quite like the family's Saturday market stall, with its knitted nests and china birds, and they will enjoy the friends' success. . . . A characteristically intelligent entry in a consistently appealing series."--Kirkus Reviews, August 2014