When Eva's uncle goes back on his word and refuses to reward her the cow he promised in return for her hard work, she is not about to stand back and let him. Her father goes up against her uncle to battle it out in front of the local judge. The judge decides that whoever can answer his three questions correctly will keep the cow. Eva's father wins, but really it was Eva who came up with the answers. When the judge hears about the clever young girl, he asks her to marry him. But he soon discovers there's more to having a clever wife than he bargained for...Ever Clever Eva is a contemporary retelling of a classic Czech tale.
Andrew Fusek Peters is a high-profile children's author of Czech origin. He is best known for his poetry and has been published by Walker, Hodder and Orchard. Roar! Bull! Roar!, his fiction book for young readers, was given great reviews.