Books by Kilmeny Niland

A BELLBIRD IN A FLAME TREE by Kilmeny Niland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 1991

"Not essential, but pleasingly whimsical and inventive. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Substituting Australian creatures for the traditional accumulation in ``The Twelve Days of Christmas,'' a talented illustrator creates an appealing alternate version of an old favorite. ``Twelve koalas clowning...ten dingoes dancing, nine numbats knitting,'' etc. are rendered in lovingly precise detail, with lively action that takes place against attractive greeting- card-style scenes. Read full book review >
MY BROTHER JOHN by Kristine Church
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 1991

"In Niland's cheery color-pencil illustrations, the imaginative monsters, compliant frog, and kids are equally appealing. (Picture book. 3- 7)"
A golden-haired moppet tells how her big brother scares away all the monsters that lurk under her bed, in the bath (wearing snorkel and flippers, ``he fights off all the sharks...and squashes them down the drain'') and in the treehouse. Read full book review >