Supernatural happenings and psychic powers, all packed into a ghost story that holds us until the last page is turned. - New York Times Book Review
'Mahy projects the haunting with such imaginative force and seriousness that you'll hear those footsteps and that husky voice as Barney does.' - Kirkus
Margaret Mahy (1936-2012) is one of New Zealand's most celebrated children's writers. She is the author of more than 150 titles, which have been translated into many different languages and sold around the world. Appointed to the Order of New Zealand in 1993, Mahy also won many global prizes for children's writers, including the Carnegie Medal and the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award.