Candlewick Betty and the Mysterious Visitor
Candlewick Betty and the Mysterious Visitor

Betty and the Mysterious Visitor

By Anne Twist


Publication Date: September 5, 2023

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Ages 3 to 7, Grades P to 2

An exciting debut author, beloved on social media, spins a delightful homegrown mystery for young readers

Betty loves visiting Grandma and playing in her beautiful garden, Acorn Hollows. It is her most favorite place in the whole world! Together they tend to Grandma’s wildflowers and berry bushes, and even make jam to sell at the local farmers market. But when a mysterious creature starts destroying the Hollows, Betty is determined to find a way to stop it. Can she come up with a plan to save their beloved garden?

Debut author Anne Twist creates a truly touching celebration of nature and time spent together, lovingly brought to life by renowned illustrator Emily Sutton’s exuberant, joyful images.

About the Author

Anne Twist was inspired to write Betty and the Mysterious Visitor, her first children’s book, by her own family’s love of reading and sharing stories. When her children were little, she read aloud to them constantly, especially at bedtime. After the death of her husband in 2017, Twist turned to writing poetry as a way of navigating her feelings of grief and loss. Her garden in the countryside of Cheshire, England, brought her peace as her craft grew and was the place where this story first bloomed. She hopes her debut book becomes a bedtime favorite. Follow Anne Twist on Instagram @AnneTwist and Twitter @MrsAnneTwist.

Emily Sutton graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a degree in illustration. She is the illustrator of Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes, Many: The Diversity of Life on Earth, Grow: Secrets of Our DNA, and The First Book of the Sea, all written by Nicola Davies, as well as The Christmas Eve Tree by Delia Huddy. In addition to illustrating picture books, she paints, sculpts, and designs prints. Emily Sutton lives in England. Follow Emily Sutton on Instagram @EmilySuttonArtist.

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Length: 32 pages

Publisher: Candlewick

Publication Date: September 5, 2023

ISBN: 9781536234862

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