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Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title Blossom
Authors and Contributors      By (author) Laura Dockrill
Illustrated by Sara Ogilvie
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Dimensions(mm): Height 198,Width 130
Category/GenreNovember Childrens Books
November Childrens - Fiction
ISBN/Barcode 9781800900233
Children / Juvenile

Publishing Details

Publisher Barrington Stoke Ltd
Imprint Barrington Stoke Ltd
Publication Date 2 September 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom


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.

Author Biography

Laura Dockrill is an author, illustrator and performance poet. She is the author of Carnegie Medal-nominated YA novel Lorali and the Darcy Burdock series for younger readers, which was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize in 2014. Laura grew up in Brixton and still lives in London.


"A heartfelt family story" -- The Bookseller "This is a story rich with layers relating to the impact of change, but more importantly, it is all about how memories of happy family times can help with on-going anxieties ... another triumph for the wonderful Barrington Stoke Publishing team" -- The Letterpress Project "A beautiful and heartfelt story ... Laura has such a way of bringing heart-warming stories to the reader. Her talent for capturing the heart and realistic lives throughout her lyrical words and accessible style is just stunning ... There needs to be more Blossoms in the world" -- Emma Suffield, librarian "A beautiful, empathy-building story that helps readers understand the fear of parents fighting and the sadness of the loss of a grandparent ... Blossom carries the wonderful message that it's a blessing when we break into pieces - it gives us a chance to rebuild" -- Scope for Imagination, blog