Friendship can bloom in the most unexpected places.
Jane's world has been turned upside down. She has a brand-new sister, and her family has moved to a small town, leaving behind everything she knows. She is sure that she will be miserable – but a mysterious old lady, a curious boy and an amazing garden prove her wrong. A story about friendship, hope, and the healing power of nature and art.
About the Author
After completing her university course (majoring in French Literature) and teaching for one year, Elsbeth travelled overland from Katmandu to London. For four years she spent the winter months working in London and the summer months traveling in Europe. When she returned to Melbourne she taught English as a second language to the first wave of Vietnamese refugees for several years, before moving to Canberra to study for her Graduate Diploma in Librarianship. Elsbeth took time off to raise her children before returning to library work when her children were all at school. She has always written but, once she had children, began writing stories for them and in turn rediscovered her love of children’s literature.
This is a lovely, gentle story with just the right mix of description and action ... This novel will allow children in upper primary or early high school to experience the joys of exploring, taking chances, uncovering mysteries and being a good friend. * Reading Time *
Beautifully written, full of wonderful descriptions, this story will win the readership of many young girls, particularly, in middle school ... A lovely story of coming together, of finding new friends, of getting along with those outside your own experience, this story will remind many of the anxiety felt when trying to fit in. * Read Plus *