MONICA HUGHES was born in Liverpool but had since lived in Edmonton for almost 40 years. She is author of more than thirty books and has received many, awards, including the Phoenix 2000 Award, the Vicky Metcalf Award, Writers Guild of Alberta Award and the Canada Council Prize for Childrens Literature. She died in 2003.
For Paula Herman, 11 going on 12, life is pretty straightforward - until the summer her mother decides to move to Edmonton. There Paula begins to unravel the mystery of her past and things begin to get complicated.