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Lavender Blue Dress
Lavender Blue Dress

Lavender Blue Dress

By Aidan Moffat, Illustrated by Emmeline Pidgen


26 Pages, 9 x 10

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $23.95 (US $23.95) (CA $28.95)

Publication Date: August 2015

ISBN 9781908885289

Rights: US & CA

Cargo Publishing (Aug 2015)

Price: $23.95


Is there any way Mabel can have a beautiful dress to wear to the Christmas party?Mabel knew many girls at school, some were weird, some were cool; some were friendly, some not quite; some were clever, some less bright; some loved books, some weren’t keen; some were nice and some were mean. So begins Aidan Moffat’s charming and delightful tale. The first children’s book from the acclaimed indie singer-songwriter, it tells the story of Mabel, a little girl who wants nothing more than a beautiful dress to wear to her Christmas ball. Mabel’s family can’t afford to get her the lavender blue dress she wants, but can they find another way to send her to the ball in a beautiful gown? This sweet tale is perfect bedtime reading, teaching children about the value of friendship and family over material goods. It is beautifully illustrated by award-winning artist Emmeline Pidgen, bringing Moffat’s wonderful words to life.

Author Biography

Aidan Moffat began his career as one-half of the wildly successful indie band Arab Strap. He now records under his own name and the L. Pierre monicker. His album with Bill Wells, Everything's Getting Older, won Scottish Album of the Year 2012, and he tours regularly across the world. Emmeline Pidgen is an award-winning illustrator whose picture books include The Flyaway Blanket and One More Candle.