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 Australia.
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.