Author(s): Mary McCallum
There are faces in the hedge at the end of the garden, and a nest of tiny fantails, and that's where 9 year-old Annie goes to play one hot summer while her father works up at the lighthouse. One after another, an earthquake and a terrible wind leave Annie with losses that seem irreplaceable, and her little brother Robbie emerges as the only person who can help her find what she's lost. Him and the tigrish.
Mary McCallum is a writer, reviewer, bookseller and creative writing tutor. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the International Institute in Modern Letters, and her novel The Blue (Penguin, 2007) won Best First Book Award for Fiction, and the Readers' Choice Award in 2008. Mary lives in Wellington, New Zealand. Dappled Annie and the Tigrish is her first book for children. The illustrator Annie Hayward is primarily an an abstract and as a figurative artist. She lives in Wellington, New Zealand.