Written by J.R. Poulter, published by Hachette 2008
A story of being broken and mended, of lives torn apart and then slowly healed.
A little girl loses her mother, and is left with only her grieving dad and her broken doll, Lucille. When they meet Chrissie, can she help to mend their hurt? A sensitive, evocative story of loss and love, told through a child's eyes.
The illustrations for Mending Lucille were done with oils on paper, with extensive use of collaged items, and torn and stitched textures.
Winner of the 2009 CBCA Crichton Award for best new illustrator