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Written by Laura Dockrill

Illustrated by Sara Ogilvie

Key Stage 2 Family / Home Stories Gardening

LoveReading View on Blossom

Reading this book is like walking into a room full of flowers

Interest Age 8+ Reading Age 8

This perfectly told story is rooted in family love. Blossom is missing her grandparents, who died recently, and within weeks of one another. She’s also worried that her parents are going to split up: running her grandma’s flower stall is putting lots of pressure on her mum, and there doesn’t seem to be a way out. Blossom can’t bear the thought of her parents separating, but she loves the Peacham Garden Flower Market too. Like her plants however, Blossom’s family find a way to grow through all the problems, and they become even stronger. Laura Dockrill tells the story with a sweetness and a simplicity - the book is published by Dyslexia specialists Barrington Stoke - but there’s real depth to this exploration of family relationships, resilience and community. Illustrations by Sara Ogilvie add to its appeal and this is a book readers will return to again and again.

Andrea Reece

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Blossom Synopsis

Blossom has grown up surrounded by the beautiful plants and flowers from her family's market stall. The stall was started by her grandparents, Tutu and Pops, and passed on to Blossom's parents after their death. It's a magical place where customers come to find flowers for all occasions: from celebrating love to offering comfort in times of sorrow. But now the stall is at risk, with tension rising as Blossom's parents argue about the future.

Can Blossom call on the lessons she learned from Tutu and find a way to cope with the dramatic changes that are happening around her. Can she save the flower stall? Acclaimed author Laura Dockrill sows seeds of hope and community at the flower market in this heartfelt, lyrical tale of family life and change.

This book features a dyslexia-friendly layout and font, and illustrations throughout so that even more readers can enjoy it.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781800900233
Publication date: 2nd September 2021
Author: Laura Dockrill
Illustrator: Sara Ogilvie
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 96 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Family / Home Stories, Gardening

About Laura Dockrill

Laura Dockrill is a performance poet and novelist. She was named one of the top ten literary talents by The Times and one of the top twenty hot faces to watch by ELLE magazine. Laura is a young, talented writer/illustrator who is a graduate of the BRIT School of Performing Arts. She has performed her work at the Edinburgh Fringe, Camp Bestival, Latitude, Bookslam and the Soho Theatre and on each of the BBC's respective radio channels, 1-6. She has been a roaming reporter for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, judged the BBC National Short Story Award, and has ...

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