Stella Montgomery, Book #0

A Garden of Lilies: Improving Tales for Young Minds (From the World of Stella Montgomery)

by Judith Rossell

On Sale: 14/11/2017


About the Book

In Wormwood Mire, award-winning author Judith Rossell introduced us to the lessons of fictitious Victorian writer Prudence A Goodchild ... Now the book comes to life as the perfect gift for any Stella Montgomery fan.

Children,listen and take heed,
As this little book you read.
All your evil ways amend,
Or you will meet a dreadful end.

From the bestselling world of Stella Montgomery comes an illustrated alphabet of startling cautionary tales for the discerning young reader.

Filled with uncommon facts for the novice conversationalist, prudent advice for house and garden, and rigorous lessons in etiquette and manners, A Garden of Lilies will transform any wayward child into the very picture of Victorian decorum and grace.


'From the black hardcover with the title debossed in gold, surrounded by a bouquet of lilies to the marbled endpapers and detailed sketches of Victorian life, this is a visual delight.' -


Indie Awards - Winner 2015, Shortlisted 2017
Australian Book Industry Awards - Winner 2015, Shortlisted 2017
CBCA Awards - Honour Book 2015, Notable Book 2017
Davitt Awards - Winner 2015, Shortlisted 2017
Prime Minister's Literary Awards - Shortlisted 2015
ABA Booksellers' Choice Awards - Shortlisted 2017
Australian Book Design Awards - Shortlisted 2017
Aurealis Awards - Shortlisted 2015

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780733338229
  • ISBN 10: 0733338224
  • Imprint: ABC Books - AU
  • On Sale: 14/11/2017
  • Pages: 64
  • List Price: 19.99 AUD
  • Age: From 8 years
  • BISAC1: Children's, Teenage & educational / Fantasy & magical realism (Children's - Teenage)


Judith Rossell is the multi-award-winning author-illustrator of the bestselling Stella Montgomery series (Withering-by-Sea, Wormwood Mire, A Garden of Lilies and the upcoming Wakestone Hall). Before beginning her career in children's books, Judith worked as a government scientist (not a mad scientist, a normal kind of scientist) and also for a cotton-spinning company (that made threads for T-shirts and denim jeans and mops and teabag strings). Judith has written thirteen books and illustrated more than eighty, and her work has been published in the US, UK and has been translated into more than twenty languages. Judith lives in Melbourne, Australia with a cat the size of a walrus.

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