Three sisters live in a castle high among Erin's green hills. Fair and Brown go to church each Sunday, leaving their beautiful young sister, Trembling, at home to cook and sweep. Then one morning an old henwife comes to call and, before she knows it, Trembling finds herself dressed in a lily-white silk gown riding to church on a milk-white mare - a vision of loveliness to turn the head of every prince in the land.
Jude Daly was born in London and emigrated to South Africa as a young child. She went to art college in Cape Town, and now lives there with her husband, the writer and illustrator Niki Daly, and their two sons. The Gift of the Sun, written by Dianne Stewart, was chosen as one of Child Education's Best Books of 1996 and The Elephant's Pillow, written by Diana Reynolds Roome, was awarded a U.S. Parents' Choice Silver Honour.