The Naming of Tishkin Silk
Farrar Straus Giroux
The first book in the Kingdom of Silk series. Griffin has a secret in his heart that nobody else knows - until he meets Layla., a princess with a daisy-chain crown.
Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Family member death; Kinship care; Mental illness; death of a sister; grief; grandparent raising grandchildren; depression; depressed mother
USBBY Outstanding International Books, 2010
Cochecho Readers' Award, 2010-2011, Nominee
The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
Children's Book of the Year Award, 2004, Honour Book, Younger Reader
UKLA Children's Book Award, 2014, Short List, Ages (7-11)
Society of School Librarians International Book Awards, 2009, Honor Book, Language Arts K-6 Novels
dog; crow; princes and princesses; sadness; Zeus; sisters; public school; friendship
Millard, Glenda, "The Naming of Tishkin Silk" (2009). Diverse Families. 785.