When Sara goes to stay with her grandmother, she discovers a dusty old Turkish carpet in the attic. Mesmerised by beautiful animals woven into the carpet, she embarks upon a magical and dreamlike journey that takes her back through time and place, to ultimately discover the roots of her family. An exquisitely illustrated picture book that celebrates the importance of family and cultural history and the special bonds between grandparent and grandchild.
Tessa Duder is an award-winning author and in 2002 won the prestigious Meridian Energy Katherine Mansfield Scholarship. She has an international following for her Alex series. Tessa is one of New Zealand's leading children's authors and lives and works in Auckland. Mark Wilson is an artist who has won numerous awards for his children's book illustrations. He won a CBCA Award in 2006 for Young Murphy: A Boy's Adventure and in 2004 won the Whiteley Award and the Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature for The Extinction Trilogy. His previous book, Yellow Eye, won both awards in 2002.