Published by Walker Books
A story for older readers set in modern times.
Matt longs to be a surfer, in the cold North Sea, but his dad is out of work and itís an expensive hobby. He goes to visit an old lady, rather unwillingly, as part of a school project. Florrie turns out to have many surprising stories to tell and Matt learns a great deal about life from her.
A story about adoption, set in Cleveland.
This book was shortlisted for the Carnegie medal and the Sheffield childrenís book award.