The Peony Lantern
By Frances Watts
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The spellbinding new historical novel from multi-award-winning Australian author Frances WattsAges 12+ When Kasumi leaves her remote village for the teeming city of Edo, her life
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The Peony Lantern
20 July 2015
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Children / Young Adults (12-19)
Children's Fiction

Author Biography

Frances Watts was born in Switzerland and grew up in Australia. Her bestselling picture books include Goodnight, Mice! (illustrated by Judy Watson), the winner of the 2012 Prime Minister's Award for Children's Fiction; 2006 Children's Book Council of Australia Honour Book Kisses for Daddy (illustrated by David Legge); and 2008 Children's Book Council of Australia award-winner Parsley Rabbit's Book about Books (illustrated by David Legge). Her young adult title The Peony Lantern, set in nineteenth-century Japan, was shortlisted for a NSW Premier's Literary Award in 2016. For more, visit