The slightly true story of Cedar B. Hartley (who planned to live an unusual life)
A remarkable first novel from a huge new talent in children's fiction.
Flame-haired Cedar's dog Stinky has gone missing and the house feels thuddingly empty.
Her puddle of people usually consists of three, but since her brother Barnaby was sent away it has been just Cedar and her mother. And Stinky. But when a mysterious boy called Kite finds the dog, Cedar discovers through him a new and liberating world of daring acrobatics.
Kite is about to overturn Cedar - and her life - in every way!
S 2003 NSW Premier's Literary Award Patricia Wrightson Prize
S 2003 Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Book of the Year - Young Readers