The Golden Thread

The Golden Thread                                   $19.99 HB + postage


Author: Amelia Donnelly

Illustrator: Deb Hudson

Publisher: Lake Press

Genre: Picture Book – Realistic Fiction

Age Range: 5 – 10 years

ISBN: 9780655202943




Amelia Donnelly writes from the heart in this picture book, which follows a young girl called Rosie, who is learning to deal with the sudden loss of her big brother.

This heart-warming picture storybook addresses a difficult concept for children, but does so in such a beautiful way.
Throughout this book, children can learn how to deal with grief in a meaningful and positive manner.

Amelia is a primary school teacher committed to supporting the mental health of our youth and this book provides a framework for dealing with challenging emotions.

Title: The Golden Thread
Author: Amelia Donnelly
Illustrator: Deb Hudson
Genre: Realistic Fiction - Picture book
Subject: Wellbeing / mental health
Reading Age: 5 - 10
ISBN: 9780655202943
Publisher: Lake Press
Date Published: December 18th 2018
Pages: 28
Format: Hardcover
Dimensions: 248mm x 248mm
Weight: 400g
RRP: $19.99
Postage: $10 within Australia

Amelia is passionate about helping others. Over the last nine years, she has been a full-time primary school teacher, dedicated to engaging and motivating students to achieve their full potential.

Amelia's love of wellbeing, resilience and mental health is born from personal experience. When she was halfway through Year 12, her older brother was tragically hit by a car and killed. Since then, she's committed herself to personal growth and healing. While there is no closure, there is realisation that life continues and the journey is beneficial and worthwhile.

Amelia has completed training in Positive Education at Geelong Grammar, Mindfulness Teacher Training with Dr Craig Hassed at Monash University, achieved her Level 3 Reiki Master certification and dedicated two years to studying Vedic philosophy. She has also participated in a Vipassana Course and wrote mindfulness curriculum for the Resilience Project School's Program.

Amelia is committed to taking action and supporting others through challenging times. The Golden Thread is her gift to share with others. This book celebrates the power of love, connection and celebrates what makes us uniquely human.


Deb's illustration style celebrates colour, detail and texture. She enjoys drawing bright, happy, joyful everyday things. She works with her fine selection of coloured pencils on paper and refines digitally. Deb recently illustrated a children's book, 'The Golden Thread', which was published by Lake Press in Melbourne. She has worked with a variety of agencies designing greeting cards, calendars and packaging. She works from her studio in the seaside suburb of Elwood, where she lives with her husband, 3 children, an energetic Border Collie and a bright yellow canary, who she loves to draw. Deb studied Fine Art at Griffith University in Queensland.


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