A school group of young hikers caught in a blizzard in the mountains take shelter in an unnamed hut, but find they are not alone. There is a stranger warming his hands by the fire. The stranger is silent, ignoring them, while outside the hut the storm rages…. This is the second picture book for internationally bestselling children's author, John Marsden. His verse ghost story evokes the mystery of the high country and is illustrated in spectacular oils by leading illustrator, Peter Gouldthorpe.
Author Biography: John Marsden is Australia's most popular writer of Young Adult fiction. His books have sold more than a million copies worldwide and he has won, or been short-listed for, every major award for Young Adult literature in Australia, including the Children's Book Council of Australia Children's Book of the Year, the National Children's Book awards and numerous children's choice awards. The gripping war series, which began with Tomorrow when the War Began, has broken all sales records for young adult fiction. Burning for Revenge was awarded the Bookdata-ABA Book of the Year Award (1998). John Marsden's move into picture books has been highly acclaimed, following the release of Prayer for the 21st Century in 1997, Norton's Hut in 1998 and The Rabbits in 1999.
About the Illustrator: Peter Gouldthorpe is one of Australia's most prominent children's book illustrators. His book Hist! was shortlisted for the 1992 CBC Children's Picture Book of the Year, and he was also shortlisted for Grandad's Gifts in 1993. Peter recently received the International IBBY Honour Diploma (Australia) 1996 as well as an inaugural Australia Council grant for book illustration. First Light,by Gary Crew, was awarded CBC Children's Picture Book of the Year in 1994 and The Lost Diamonds of Killiecrankie, also a collaborative effort with Gary Crew, was a CBC notable book in 1996
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