Publication Date: June 2011
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Lily loves to read. She is fascinated by the stories in her books, and reads wherever she goesthrough summer, autumn, winter, and spring. But one day, Lily meets a girl who hates reading. Milly invites Lily to have adventures of her ownoutside the pages of a book. Together the two friends help each other discover the joy of both backyards and booksand find on the way that adventures are best with a friend along.
About the AuthorGillian Shields is the author of Immortal, Betrayal, and Eternal, the first books about the sisterhood of the Mystic Way, as well as many other books for young readers. She spent her childhood roaming over the Yorkshire moors and dreaming of the Bronte sisters. After studying in Cambridge, London, and Paris, she became a teacher. She has taught in a girls' boarding school and also in a drama school where it was rumored that the ghost of a young girl could be heard crying in the night. Gillian was inspired to write this series in celebration of the power of first love, the strength of female friendship, and the haunting mystery of the past.
Francesca Chessa has illustrated numerous children's books, including Holly's Red Boots (Holiday House), Farm Friends Clean Up (Crown), and The Mysterious Package (Bloomsbury USA). To learn more, visit her website at www.francescachessa.it.