It's Angelina's birthday and there's going to be a party. But when Angelina breaks her bike while racing her best friend, Alice, she thinks the day is ruined. There is, however, a solution to the problem and Angelina's birthday turns out to be the happiest - and the most surprising - one ever.
Katharine Holabird went to Bennington College in Vermont, USA, and spent three years as a journalist in Italy. She has been writing the Angelina books since 1983 and now lives in London with her family. Helen Craig is one of the UK's most successful children's illustrators. She became an apprentice photographer aged 16 and went on to set up her own studio. Helen has illustrated over sixty children's books. She lives in Buckinghamshire.