;A fearless novel - tough, tender and deeply moving - about the journey towards love and meaning in the lives of four young people struggling to find their place in complicated families and fragile communities. Margaret Wild's writing has the intensity and resonance of fine poetry, the ease and accessibility of good prose. For teenagers and adults.;
Shortlisted 2004: The NSW Premier's Literary Awards for the Ethel Turner Prize.
Shortlisted 2003: QLD Premier's Literary Award in the Best Young Adult Book Category.
Margaret Wild is one of Australia's most highly respected and popular children's authors. She was born in South Africa and emigrated to Australia in 1972. Margaret has worked as a journalist and an editor of children's books, and is now writing full-time. Since her first book in 1984, Margaret has published over thirty picture books, including the acclaimed The Very Best of Friends (1990 Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year), Let the Celebrations Begin! (shortlisted, 1992 CBCA Picture Book awards), Toby (shortlisted, 1994 CBCA Picture Book awards), Old Pig (shortlisted, 1996 CBCA Picture Book awards), The Midnight Gang (Honour Book, 1997 CBCA Picture Book awards), First Day', Rosie and Tortoise, Jenny Angel (2000 CBCA Picture Book of the Year), Fox (2001 CBCA Picture Book of the Year), and Jinx (shortlisted, 2002 CBCA Book of the Year awards).