Author(s): Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
The third novel from bestselling Waterstones Children's Book Prize shortlisted author Sarah Moore Fitzgeral, following BACK TO BLACKBRICK and THE APPLE TART OF HOPE. Set in Dublin and Siena, with its dizzying, dare-devil Palio horse race, this is a story about taking chances, being brave and learning the best way to see the world. Some people step through a wardrobe to find adventure, but Minty follows the twisty-turny trees into Nettlebog. There she finds Ned Buckley - the moody, mysterious boy who never talks at school. As Minty's world disintegrates around her she searches for refuge in Nettlebog, and she discovers more about Ned: he's able to ride wild horses. And he knows things about the human race that will save her. Or there's a very good chance at least.
This is a story about taking chances, being brave and learning the best way to see the world Parents In Touch The language is lyrical and evocative and vivid. The book itself is short and sharp but unpacks itself in a way that makes it seem huge and expansive The Bookbag
Sarah Moore Fitzgerald was born in New York in 1965 but grew up in Co. Dublin. She is a professor and associate vice president at the University of Limerick in Ireland, specialising in psychology and effective pedagogy in higher education, and has published several non-fiction books on teaching, learning and academic writing. She runs regular writers' retreats for academics and students in Ireland and internationally. Follow her on Twitter @SMooreFitz.