Vikki Conley
Price $18.99 / £10.99
Description Description

A delightful story about the magic of both home and other worlds, which will encourage exploration, caring for the environment, and seeing the wonder in everywhere we go.

When Milly and Papa plant a mulberry tree, Milly has no idea how magical and inspiring the tree will become. From nurturing silkworms to making magic potion mulberry ice-cream, the mulberry tree becomes the centre around which Milly’s life turns. Then, Milly grows older, and finds herself travelling to new and exciting places. She discovers the fabric her silkworms created, and builds a life in a beautiful, faraway land. But she never forgets the magic of the mulberry tree, and always longs to return…

Milly and the Mulberry Tree is a story about growing up, family and home. Full of colourful, whimsical illustrations, it explores our ties with nature and places in a way that will resonate with any young readers who like playing outdoors, or have their own special hideaway. It also holds an inspirational message about the importance of exploring new worlds as we grow, while keeping home close to our hearts.

Inspired by the 100-year-old mulberry tree that grows in the author’s own childhood garden, this is a book full of heart and joy that will be a delight for families to share.

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Format Hardcover Book 32 Pages
ISBN 9781922539120
Size10.00 in x 9.65 in / 254.00 mm x 245.11 mm
Published Date June 7th, 2022
Vikki Conley

Vikki Conley is a CBCA notable author with eight internationally published picture books. She has worked as a professional writer, photographer and marketer, with diverse communities across three continents, for over 20 years. Vikki is a nature lover, intrepid traveler and passionate climber of a 100-year-old mulberry tree that still grows at her childhood home. She writes children’s stories that celebrate the spirit of wonder, adventure and freedom that she wishes every child could enjoy. Vikki lives with her husband and two children in the leafy artist community of Eltham, Victoria in Australia. Her books include Ella and Mrs Gooseberry (EK Books), Tomorrow Girl (EK Books), and Milly and the Mulberry Tree (EK Books).

Deb Hudson

Deb Hudson is an illustrator who is passionate about drawing bright, happy and colorful images that evoke emotion and thought in their viewer. She was previously a teacher, and taught English in Japan for four years. She then studied for a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, and became a mother. Her first picture book, The Golden Thread, was published in 2019. Deb has been drawing and creating since she was a little girl. As a child her mother said she was ‘off with the fairies’ in her own little dream world, dancing about in dress ups and talking to imaginary friends. Deb is inspired by joy- and wonder-filled dreamy moments of the everyday. She lives in the fabulous city of Melbourne, Australia, with her husband, three children, energetic border collie and a bright yellow canary.

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