Author(s): Joy Cowley
With a father more interested in money than family, a brother in prison, a sister with a secret, and a mother in denial, it's no wonder Jeff buries himself in the safe world of mathematics. When a storm hits Wellington, a strange old woman is blown into Jeff's life, challenging everything he things is true.
Joy Cowley is one of New Zealand's best-loved writers for children. She has won many awards for her work. Joy lives in Featherston, New Zealand. She is the author of the following Gecko Press books: Snake and Lizard Friends: Snake and Lizard The Fierce Little Woman and the Wicked Pirate Stories of the Wild West Gang Just One More Dunger