Democracy 1Payment 13The Healer 19A Personal Name 35Food and Friends 43The Message 49A Very Strange Habit 59Memory 63What Is a River? 69The Aunts 77Helper and Helper Need Help 89Silence 95Simple Addition 101A Silly Idea 107A Fishy Story 109
Joy Cowley is one of New Zealand's best-loved writers for children and adults, with an international reputation. She has won a multitude of awards and honours for her best-selling books.Gavin Bishop is equally distinguished as author and illustrator. He has exhibited internationally, from Japan to Czechoslovakia, and was an international judge for the 2003 NOMA Concours competition for Children's Picture Book Illustration.