'Once upon a certain day a bright and shiny girl with green eyes, golden hair and rosy cheeks picked a golden apple that was hanging from a magic apple tree like a second sun in the sky...' This girl is called Blossom and little does she realise that she is not the only one who wants this special apple. The end of the day brings a remarkable birthday surprise not even Blossom could have foreseen.
Ben Brown is the author of a number of children's books, most notably A Booming in the Night - winner of the Best Picture Book in the New Zealand Post Book Awards 2006. He has also written Fifty-Five Colours, Eel Dreaming, The Thief of Colours, The Penguin who wanted to Fly and The Rainmakers. Ben lives with his wife, talented illustrator Helen Taylor, and their children in the portside town of Lyttelton. Tracy Duncan is a successful author and illustrator who, most recently, wrote and illustrated Kei te Pehea Koe? for Puffin. As well as being a children's author she is also a popular artist. Her paintings are represented by a variety of galleries throughout New Zealand. Tracy lives in the Moutere Hills of Nelson with her husband and children.