The fifth book in the Kingdom of Silk series. Ages 9+ It's almost Christmas in Cameron's Creek and it's a time for wishes, big and small. But Scarlet, the oldest of the Rainbow Girls, is t so sure if wishes can come true. The kitchen at the Kingdom of Silk is warm and sweet with the smell of buttery shortbread and steamed plum puddings. And in the kitchen of the Colour Patch Cafe, Scarlet has made a new friend, Anik. When Anik tells Scarlet about his home far away and of all the things he has lost, Scarlet is determined to make a difference. And so she decides to declare peace on Cameron's Creek, and maybe even the world ...In Glenda Millard's beautifully written and multi-award-winning Kingdom of Silk series, we meet the uncommon Silk family. Parents Ben and Annie Silk have a brood of five daughters ('the Rainbow Girls'), a son named Griffin, Griffin's best friend Layla who 'might as well be a Silk' and Nell - the 'tiny bit magic' fairy grandmother. Through these whimsical, lyrical stories, Glenda Millard writes about families like other writer writes about families. The books explore important themes of love, loss, friendships, home and belonging, in ways that pull at the heartstrings but are never over-sentimental. Honey for the soul. REVIEWS: These thought-provoking books transport the reader to a world of friendship and caring; of wanting to make a difference and believing you can. Scarlet Silk, the eldest of the Rainbow Girls, has made a new friend, Anik. When Anik tells Scarlet about the war in his home far away and of all the things he has lost, Scarlet is determined to make a difference. She decides to declare peace on Cameron's Creek, and maybe even the world. Thoughtful and compelling, ather excellent book in the series. -- PARENTS IN TOUCH. This is a book about making new friends, finding out if wishes can come true, and discovering that even a small change is still a step in the right direction. 'Kingdom of Silk' is a wonderful series for young readers who are just discovering the joys of independent reading. It has the power to transport the reader to a land of whimsy and to connect with them on a deeper level. Plum Puddings and Paper Moons will be read and loved by readers who have followed the series from the beginning, and those who have only just discovered it. -- BOOKSELLER +PUBLISHER. What a gem! A Christmas story beyond compare ...Highly recommended. -- MAGPIES. This book about wishes is a wish in itself - a wish for a peaceful world where individuals can make a difference. -- THE AGE.