Ten-year-old Isla has moved from Edinburgh to the Orkney Islands with her parents to start a new life after the death of Isla's beloved young brother. Many strands are woven into this deceptively simple story and Jane Ray's illustrations capture the beauty of the island landscape and integrate it perfectly with the atmosphere and rich texture of the storytelling. SITA BRAHMACHARI is the acclaimed author of Jasmine Skies, Kite Spirit, Red Leaves and the award-winning Artichoke Hearts. She lives in North London. JANE RAY is a highly regarded author and illustrator, who has been shortlisted five times for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Her books include Ahmed and the Feather Girl, Greek Myths: Stories of Sun, Stone and Sea and Zeraffa Giraffa. She also lives in North London.
'A warmly compassionate, exquisitely beautiful story of love and loss, old tales and new beginnings.' - Kate Agnew, children's bookseller
'A magical tale that will bring comfort to its young readers.' - Sarah Crossan, Carnegie Medal-winning author
Hardback, 96 pages. Suitable for: 9+ years.
Publisher: Otter Barry Books (September 2018)
ISBN: 978 1 910959 978
Size: 20cm x 15cm