Under the Lilacs is a lush and playful treatment of the innocent indignation children feel that motivates them to 'run away' from home. Kate feels ignored by her mother and sister, so escapes to a neighbouring back yard where she builds a fort and savours her independence... until she finds herself making room for her family in her new home. A beautiful celebration of nature, hands-on adventure and striking out alone, this book will resonate with all who have craved independence, and may need to learn that there is still room for everyone.
Written and illustrated by E. B. Goodale
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Dimensions: 23 cm x 23 cm x 1 cm
Recommended reading age: 4 - 7 years