Suzy is a little French cat with a beautiful stripy coat and long white whiskers. Suzy likes living in France, chasing butterflies and being stroked the wrong way. Suzy doesn't like: straying far from home. One day she finds a cosy little basket, clambers in and falls asleep. When she wakes she discovers she is actually in the basket of a hot air balloon, which has taken her all the way to England. How is she ever going to find her way back home...?
Jill Tomlinson never intended to be a writer. She trained as an opera singer, and then decided to have a family whilst her voice matured. But illness intervened, and she had to find another outlet for her energies. She started on a journalism course, and by the third lesson decided she wanted to write for children. So she did! Jill Tomlinson's animal stories are much-loved and have been best-selling children's books for nearly four decades.