AWARDS: *WINNER - BOOK OF THE YEAR - Children's Book Council of Australia REVIEWS: "A thoughtful story told through the eyes of each of the main protagonists, which shows us that we all have our own place in the world; it is delicately illustrated with dreamy drawings that refelct the underlying theme." -- PARENTS IN TOUCH. "Poignant and lovely. Millard has that rare gift of making you feel in a few pages that you've known these characters, and this place, always." -- INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY, BEST CHILDREN'S BOOKS. "Following on from the success of The Naming of Tishkin Silk and Layla Queen of Hearts, Millard's next book wraps up the same winning blend of love and adventure in a rich and enthralling package. A wonderfully imagined series." -- LANCASHIRE EVENING POST. "I had a big lump in my throat on getting to the end of this beautifully crafted story... Glenda Millard has a genius for letting the plot unfold so that the reader gradually comes to an interpretation of what is going on and an understanding of the characters and their motives." -- THE CENTRE FOR LITERACY IN PRIMARY EDUCATION.