In this riveting book, world-renowned author Joy Cowley brings together two very different worlds, giving us a rare glimpse of the remarkable human spirit that connects us all. When fourteen-year-old Jordan and her young brothers learn they'll have to ride a rickety plane home for the holidays, they're worried. But when it crashes on a wild and deserted peninsula in New Zealand, they are completely terrified - and alone. Or are they? Whose voice is Jordan hearing, telling her what to do next? Two hundred years ago a hunter the same age as Jordan is also in a dangerous situation. He is a slave to Maori warriors hunting for the moa, and he has the gift of sight. But what is the strange silvery bird that he sees crashing into the sea? And who is the girl with golden hair who is in trouble? He needs to escape the warriors, but he is driven to help the girl. If only she will listen.
Winner of New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Children's Book of the Year 2006.
Winner of New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Junior Fiction 2006.