Author(s): Philippa Werry
It's December 1936 when the first polio cases are suspected. Soon a polio epidemic is sweeping the country. Schools are closed, swimming pools and movie theatres banned to children, and travel restricted - but the epidemic is still spreading.
Tom is the best runner in his school - but you can't outrun polio. Your family can't hide from it. And nobody knows where it will strike next. Finalist for the New Zealand Post Book Awards 2009
Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Junior Fiction 2009.
Author of the illustrated novellas: The Lost Watch; The Wonderful Wheels Day; The Great Chocolate Cake Bake-off.