Martin can't believe his eyes when a strange girl staggers out of the sea. "How can I go home now my sea-cloak is in tatters?" she cries. "When I wore it I could fly, walk and swim to my home at the bottom of the sea." Martin and his mother decide to help Una, and Martin searches far and wide for the things they need to repair Una's cloak: silver grasses...tiny green feathers...rare shells...Then comes the day when Una can at last fly away, and soon Martin begins to miss his new friend.
Malachy Doyle's Tales from Old Ireland won the Parents' Choice Gold Award in the U.S. and was shortlisted for the Bisto Award in 2001, while Owen and the Mountain was shortlisted for the Children's Book Award and the Tir na n'Og Award. His first book for Frances Lincoln, Well, a Crocodile Can! was followed by Babies Like Me! Alison Jay's previous titles include William and the Night Train, which was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and won the Transworld Children's Book Award. Her first book for Frances Lincoln was A Ladder to the Stars by Simon Puttock.