Colette Faizal isn't superstitious, so she doesn't worry when a fortune-teller advises Colette's mother to "watch for the unexpected." But when her father announces he is going back to Iran, her mother is hurt in a car accident and Colette is sent to live with the grandparents she's never even met, everything the mysterious woman predicted seems to be coming true. As Colette struggles to bring her family back together, she tries to hold on to the last thing the fortune-teller told her: "You will know how to handle what lies ahead."
About the Author
Nancy Belgue is the author of five books for children. She was a winner of the the Toronto Sun’s column-writing contest in 2001 and was shortlisted for the CBC Literary Awards, Creative Nonfiction in 2007. Her writing has appeared in magazines in both Canada and the United States. In addition to speaking to children as a visiting author, Nancy has worked as a literary/drama artist with the Learning Through The Arts program and has acted in television commercials, training videos and documentaries. She is the Managing Editor of OUR HOMES (Windsor&Essex County) and also works part-time as a library assistant in Kingsville, Ontario.
Read an Excerpt
The tea leaves formed brown clumps on the side of my cup.
Finally the fortune-teller spoke. "The leaves nearest the rim tell us about the future," she said. "They form the shape of a dagger."