Author(s): Penny Matthews
It's 1850 and Nellie's best friend, Mary, is gravely ill. To provide Mary with the care she needs, Nellie must break a promise and go on a quest to find the Thompson family. But will they be able to help? And who will Nellie turn to when her own life is in danger? Follow Nellie on her adventure in the third of four exciting stories about an Irish girl with a big heart, in search of the freedom to be herself.
Penny Matthews has written three junior novels, several chapter books for beginning readers, and picture books for all age groups. Her picture books include Pudding and Chips, Little Red Bear and A Year on Our Farm. In 2010, Something About Water was joint winner of the Wilderness Society's Environment Award for Children's Literature. A Girl Like Me won the Sisters in Crime's 2011 Davitt Award for Young Adult Fiction. Lucia Masciullo has recently illustrated Sonya Hartnett's The Boy and Toy.