Heidi is the story of a five-year-old orphan who goes to live with her grandfather in the mountains. Everyone in the village is afraid of him, but Heidi soon wins his heart. She loves her life and her friendship with the young goatherd, Peter. But one terrible day her aunt takes her to the city to help take care of a sickly child, Clara. Heidi can't bear to be away from her grandfather and finally, she brings Clara back to her Alpine home, where a miracle of healing occurs.
There's a hurricane smashing, trashing, bashing through our house. CRASH! BANG! WALLOP! The doors are slamming, chairs are falling, cushions are flying, feet running, voices shouting, STOP! STOP! STOP! STOP! The hurricane is Wills. Chris's 13 year old brother. He has A.D.D. - Attention Deficit Disorder. Chris says it stands for Acts Dumb and Daft. It's not easy being eleven and having a brother who causes so much chaos around the house.
Rose is a young Romany gypsy girl who travels around Romania and Europe in a caravan with her family. Playing music - on their own or with extended family and friends - her life is happy, until Rose suddenly finds herself an orphan after a dreadful car accident. This is the beginning of many changes for Rose as she is forced to adapt to another country and a new family, and she realises that she's not sure of her identity. A powerful novel of loss and growing up from acclaimed author Sally Grindley.