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Blossoms of Scarlet
Written by Kiara Soobrayan
Illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
Published by Maskew Miller Longman (Pearson Group) (SA) 2013
ISBN: 9780636146815

Blossoms of Scarlet is an exciting love story from a new voice in teenage fiction. This fantasy is packed with action and emotion and will transport its readers on a dramatic trip into another world.
“My gaze fell upon the family coat of arms on the carriage floor. It was dark purple, with snakes of the same colour winding around the edges. Unbidden, cold fear gripped me. What if this was to be the year that the Great Prophecy came true? I feared I would not be strong enough for the fight it would bring. But most of all, was afraid to have my people suffer under my reign.”
The Oracle has warned that the land of Orenda will be attacked by a powerful warrior, who is yet to be born. It is the duty of the beautiful young queen, Karalina, to lead the fight against this evil and vanquish the threat.
But will her powers as a Shape Shifter and Manipulator be enough? And can she summon the courage and wisdom she needs to make the right choice about her new suitor?
To buy the book: http://www.mml.co.za/book/9780636146815 and click on How-to-Order
Grandma Lim’s Persimmons
Written by Sunita Lad Bhamray, illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
ISBN: 9789670481074
Publisher: Oyez!Books, Malaysia.

Published: May 2013

Grandma Lim has a persimmon tree. One day she sees the biggest and most beautiful persimmon on the tree. She decides to save it for her granddaughter. But the persimmon went missing after a storm blew it off the tree. That’s when a centipede, a spider and a cat got involved to save the day.

About the Author:
Sunita Lad Bhamray is an educator by profession and a writer at heart. She believes that stories have a strong influence on children’s development. After a successful start with ‘Triumphs on the Turf’, her book on horse racing, she has written a number of stories for children and dedicates them to her students who have inspired her.
About the Illustrator:
Marjorie van Heerden is an award-winning illustrator from South Africa. From an early age she loved drawing and today her illustrations have appeared in more than 120 children’s books. She has been published as illustrator and / or author in 35 languages around the world.

Oyez!Books is an imprint of Integra MajuJaya Media
c/o Scallywags Bookshop, Lobby, Bangsar Puteri, Jalan Medang Serai, Bukit Bandaraya, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
contact@oyezbookskids.com

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