Author(s): Sally Grindley
From her idyllic home in the Chinese countryside to the smog-wrapped factories of the big city, Lu Si-Yan's journey is a difficult one. But she remembers her father's words - 'The journey of a thousand miles starts from beneath your feet' - and is determined to be reunited with her beloved mother and brother.
Chosen as one of the 'Best Books of the Year' by Junior/Child Ed Multicultural interest and strong social themes will make this an essential school text Brilliantly evoked setting and believable characters ensure the book's excitement and accessibility
Winner of the Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award and long listed for the Carnegie Medal.
Sally Grindley lives in Cheltenham and has worked in children's books all her career - first as an editor for Books for Children book club and now as a full-time writer. Sally is the author of many outstanding picture books for young readers and this is her second novel. Sally travelled to China to research SPILLED WATER.