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Tussock by Elizabeth Pulford
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When Kate and Madeline's father goes missing on a routine local flight, family life is thrown into chaos. While the close rural community helps the family deal with their grief, Kate lights a lamp every night in the window of the old tin hut on the hill in the hope that it will help her father find his way home. Madeline invests her hope in building a replica of the fabled stone man. But it is the appearance of the troubled Troy that brings comfort to Kate in the most unexpected way. To Kate, Troy seems nearly as lost as her father, and the mystery surrounding him and also the stone man leads Kate into dangerous territory.

Author Biography

Elizabeth Pulford was born in Hamilton, Canada, but was brought up in New Zealand from the age of two. She began writing in her early 40s. Since then her publications have included articles, poetry, short stories in newspapers, magazines and on the radio. Many of her adult short stories have won national competitions. Her children's books range from early readers through to YA novels; two of which have been finalists for the New Zealand Post Awards. Elizabeth has always loved books. In fact some of her best friends are books and she couldn't imagine life without them. She is a believer that the world is full of enchantment and that there is magic all around if only we care to look. For more information about the author, please visit her website:
Release date Australia
August 1st, 2010
Country of Publication
Walker Books Australia
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