Canadian-born Karen Wallace is the author of over 70 books for children, including Emerald and the bestselling Raspberries on the Yangtze. She was born in Canada, but now lives in Herefordshire with her husband and a large cat called Cougar.
""Can a book be funny, perceptive, moving, and utterly
at one and the same time? This one can. Brilliant."
-Michael Morpurgo, author of Waiting for Anya
"From the Hardcover edition.