Elena de Roo is an Auckland children's writer and poet. Her
first book, The Rain Train, was illustrated by Brian
Lovelock. This was followed by the Ophelia Wild series, illustrated
by Tracy Duncan. The Name at the End of the Ladder, a junior
fiction fantasy novel, will be released in 2014 from Walker Books
Tracy Duncan lives in Nelson, New Zealand. She has written and/or illustrated several picture books, and her fine art is regularly exhibited. Several of her books have been Storylines Notable Picture Books.
Here is something completely unexpected: a chapter book written completely in verse! Perhaps even more unexpected is that it works incredibly well ... The verse is a joy to read. It is uncomplicated and flows well. The exploration of theme of friendship and the highs and lows of friendship adds depth to this fun detective story ... Highly recommended. * Reading Time *