Author(s): Edwina Howard
It's hard to know how a war can start, but this one started with mouse poo. There's not much to do in the Forest in the summer holidays, except hit the beach and enjoy a refreshingly cold ice-cream from Uncle Sunny's cart. But when he starts dishing up ice-creams embellished with mouse poo, Jake and Jeremy decide to start their own ice-cream cart. And that's when the war starts. But then again, the trouble might have started when Jake agreed to look after Hoppy, the mad Shetland pony. Anyway, the boys will have to hope the legend of Fergal the Headless Fisherman will get them out of trouble, make them a profit, and end the war.
Edwina Howard was born in 1969 and spent her early years in the NSW mid north coast town of Taree. She grew up reading any book she could lay hands on and soon found that the stories were not necessarily limited to what was on the page, but could continue quite satisfactorily into real life. Teachers described this as daydreaming. The daydreaming continued through university and serious stuff, like work, until she decided it was time to keep track of some of the stories. She now spends her time between Old Bar, a village on the mid north coast, and Quirindi, a small town on the north western plains, with her husband, her son and daughter, and a motley assortment of animals that have claimed ownership.