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Flame haired Saffron is the youngest of the five Silk sisters Her family know that she has a talent for becoming Anne of Green Gables or Cleopatra and that she loves reading myths and legends But they don′t know about Not many books bring tears to my eyes but this one certainly did The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk was as beautifully written and as much a work of art as the other Kingdom of Silk storiesThe Kingdom of Silk series remind me of how uplifted and happy I felt after I first read Anne of Green Gables many many years ago Like LM Montgomery Glenda Millard is able to encourage the reader to experience and embrace the beauty of nature family relationships and people

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The Tender Moments of Saffron SilkEr family′s love for her is deeper than she ever imagined And that when you′re a Silk miracles are never far from homeAnother heart warming story in Glenda Millard′s multi award winning KINGDOM OF SILK seriesAges 7 Short and Sweet it was a very good story read👍

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kindle  The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk Ï Paperback read Ð ✈ The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk pdf ✍ Author Glenda Millard – Insolpro.co.uk Flame haired Saffron is the youngest of the five Silk sisters Her family know that she has a talent for becoming Anne of Green Gables or Cleopatra The firebirds that come to warn her of terrible headaches And Saffron doesn′t know how to tell themIn a big family it′s easy to be overlooked But when Saffron is sent to the city to see a specialist she learns that h “Griffin came into the Silk family after Scarlet Indigo Violet Amber and Saffron He came early in the morning on that uncommon day the twenty ninth of February His father’s prediction considering the date of Griffin’s birth was that he would be an uncommon sort of boy Perhaps he was thought Griffin ruefully For the first time in his life he wished he’d been born on the twenty eighth day of February or even the first of March Maybe then he would have been an ordinary boy instead If he were an ordinary boy maybe Mama wouldn’t have gone away Maybe his secret thoughts wouldn’t have changed everythingWith these words Glenda Millard starts weaving gentle magic around your unsuspecting heart in her Kingdom of Silk Series of which The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk is the 6th book But back tracking a little in case you don't know the entire seriesGriffin is a member of the somewhat unusual and perhaps slightly bohemian Silk family who live on the outskirts of a small Australian town Griffin carries a secret deep inside him a huge worry that he finds hard to share until he meets Layla instantly recognisable to him as a princess because she is wearing a daisy chain crown Thanks to the thoughtfulness shown by his new friend Griffin’s courage grows and together they do something that heals the sorrow which all the family has felt after a terrible event no one has been able to talk about for monthsJust like Griffin The Naming of Tishkin Silk is a truly “uncommon” short novel the first in a seven part series From unexpected characters to profoundly moving themes threaded together with sometimes astonishingly lyrical writing this book is something utterly different and incredibly beautiful I have never before come across such delicate and yet powerful writing in a novel for children Uniue breathtaking and full of fierce love and deep sorrow The Naming of Tishkin Silk is the sort of book that changes you forever the sort of book you are just so glad to have inside you to enrich even the happiest of days and to sustain you on dark nightsThe dual aspect of this novel – intense sadness and intense happiness – reminded me of a passage in The Prophet by Khalil Gibran about joy and sorrow; “the deeper that sorrow carves into your being the joy you can contain“ Whilst this book deals with some of the most difficult themes you’re likely to come across in books for its target age range approximately 8 12 Millard does it with such uiet tenderness that it doesn’t overwhelm Indeed like the adult characters inside the book Millard enters the world children inhabit without patronising them but rather with immense respect sincerity and creativityThe stories we tell ourselves in an attempt to make sense of the world around us adjusting to different family setups when new babies are born sibling jealousy and the value of having space and taking time to think form some of the varied threads woven throughout this precious book Never once soppy or sentimental Millard writes with honesty and integrity about deep and loving emotions This is a tremendous book for exploring kindness and empathyIt’s Australian setting is lightly but evocatively worn grounding the somewhat enchanted story in a very real time and place Yes my praise for this book goes on and on And yet when this book first arrived in my home I shelved it in a dusty corner I judged the book by its cover and the cover did not work for me at all Caroline Magerl illustrated this first book in the series but subseuent volumes have been illustrated by Stephen Michael King It looked airy fairy hippy dippy saccharine and syrupy and not like something I would enjoy Someone whose judgement I trust however kept telling me I should read the book Pig headedly I kept ignoring this advice But what a fool I was Tishkin could have been part of me for two whole extra years if I had listened and not let my prejudices sway meFor once I had read the book I was utterly smitten I could not get hold of the rest of the series uickly enoughIf however I still had a niggling doubt it was about how children would respond to these books Subtle and yet emotionally complex featuring an unusual family and dealing with issues as varied as death illness fostering immigration and dementia over the course of the books now available in the UK I was very curious as to how young people rather than adults would respond to these booksI only have one child’s response to call upon but M my ten year old has taken these stories to her heart as much as I have She’s read each one in a single sitting and whilst she agrees they are indeed full of sadness they are also “really funny and playful” “just the sort of family I want ours to be like” She has SO many plans for implementing aspects of these stories into our lives from making the recipes which feature throughout the series to adopting the special breakfast rituals the Silk Family has into our own home from making our own paper to consecrating an apple tree for tea parties from collecting shiny foil to painting special poems on walls and doors