The Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie
Publisher: Allen and Unwin
Lucy McKenzie isn't happy. Her older sister, Claire, is lying in a hospital bed on the other side of the world and Lucy is being shipped off to stay with her inscrutable great aunt in the middle of nowhere while her mother flies off to be at Claire's bedside.
At first Lucy finds the old house dreary and dismal but one night something magical happens and she finds herself drawn back in time by children calling her from inside a mysterious painting.
As Lucy and the children share adventures and face danger together, the secrets of the old house and the mysteries of her aunt's family are gradually revealed.
An engrossing fantasy adventure that will appeal to a wide audience.