Lilly Plays Her Part
illustrated by Elizabeth Owen
Lilly can hardly believe that she has been asked to play the part of Gretel in the school play.
Lilly can hardly believe that she has been asked to play the part of Gretel in the school play. But there are problems. Kendall, who plays the part of Hansel, thinks Lilly is too tall to play his little sister. And Lilly's best friend Minna can sing beautifully, but can't cackle well enough to be the evil witch. They need someone to play the witch who can sing, act and cackle - Lilly! Lilly wants to help Minna, but she is not so sure she wants to give up being Gretel.
About the Authors
BRENDA BELLINGHAM was born in Liverpool, England and now lives in Sherwood Park, Alberta. A mother and former school teacher, she rediscovered writing in her late forties and went on to become the President, Past President, and Program Director for the Canadian Author's Association Edmonton Branch. She has also taught evening classes in writing for children. Her numerous children's books include Storm Child a Canadian Children's Centre Our Choice selection and seven titles in the Lilly series.
ELIZABETH OWEN is a Halifax based illustrator who has illustrated more than 10 books for children and adults.
Lilly Plays Her Part and other First Novels give newly independent readers confidence to move from picture books to chapter books. Recommended.
Alison Mews, Canadian Book Review Annual
"Spirited debate among the characters drives the story in this child-centered novel... the dialogue is true-to-life... recommended."
Gillian Richardson, Canadian Materials
"Bellingham exhibits rare insight into middle-school aged children's perceptions of themselves and others."
Denise Parrott, Resource Links
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