Author(s): Joy Cowley
In this riveting book, world-renowned author Joy Cowley brings together two very different worlds, giving us a rare glimpse of the remarkable human spirit that connects us all. When fourteen-year-old Jordan and her young brothers learn they'll have to ride a rickety plane home for the holidays, they're worried. But when it crashes on a wild and deserted peninsula in New Zealand, they are completely terrified - and alone. Or are they? Whose voice is Jordan hearing, telling her what to do next? Two hundred years ago a hunter the same age as Jordan is also in a dangerous situation. He is a slave to Maori warriors hunting for the moa, and he has the gift of sight. But what is the strange silvery bird that he sees crashing into the sea? And who is the girl with golden hair who is in trouble? He needs to escape the warriors, but he is driven to help the girl. If only she will listen. First published 2004. WINNER JUNIOR FICTION AND BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE NEW ZEALAND POST BOOK AWARDS 2006
Winner of New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Junior Fiction 2006 and New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Children's Book of the Year 2006.
Joy Cowley is a multi-award winning New Zealand author of over 600 titles. She is famous in the United States as the author of the phenomenally successful Mrs Wishy-Washy series, which has sold over 40 million copies. Two of her novels, The Silent One and Bow Down Shadrach have won Children's Book of the Year awards in New Zealand; Ticket to the Sky Dance and Starbright and the Dream Eater have won junior fiction awards two years running. Joy was awarded an OBE in 1992 for her services to children's writing and in 2004 she was given the AW Reed Award for her contribution to New Zealand literature. Joy Cowley and her husband Terry have homes in the Marlborough Sounds and in Wellington.