Nidaeâ€™s Promise [Dec]
Subtitle Was Nidae flying to his dream or to his death on the Island of Smoke?
By Jill Hopkins
Published by Seven Arches Publishing
Category 8 â€“ 12 years
When a swallow makes a promise, it must be kept or the swallow dies. As autumn sets in on a Yorkshire farm, Nidae a courageous male bird makes a promise to ten-year-old Jamie, who is desperately ill, that he will find a cure and bring it back with him when the swallows return in the spring. So begins an adventure, that crosses oceans and continents, and forges a bond between a young island girl and a small bird.
Jill Hopkins has worked for a number of years as a radio reporter and writer of local events for local papers. She and her airline pilot husband live in a small village in North Yorkshire. With an exceptional knowledge wildlife, and swallows in particular, she describes the swallowsâ€™ flight over the mountains, valleys and deserts of Africa with unerring accuracy.
The Yorkshire Post Saturday Review Magazine: School Children become critics reviewing an exciting new book about a swallow. May 12th 2008