The hot South-African summer is getting to Emily. She escapes to her Uncle Tim's farm where she meets green-eyed Joey and can relax. But Emily has an eating disorder, and each day she slips further away from those around her. Only Anna can help her--Anna the healer, the herbalist, who possesses the wisdom of ancient customs and traditions. Anna offers Emily knowledge of a world she could scarcely imagine. "Somewhere she could hear water dripping. There was a hollow echo after each splash and Emily followed the curve of the rock, walking on the small path that now appeared, worn and sandy beneath her feet. Anna kept some distance behind, Sipho's small cry resounding off the rocks. Suddenly Emily rounded a bend and found herself facing a huge overhang. The rock formed a massive, flat ceiling that seemed to retreat right into the mountainside."
About the Author Davidow, Shelley: - Shelley Davidow is originally from South Africa. She has lived in South Africa, Zimbabwe, England, Germany, Qatar, and the United States, and has worked as, among many things, a waitress, researcher, teacher, lecturer, and mother, more or less in that order. She was nominated for the first Macmillan Writer's Prize for Africa in 2002 and is the author of numerous books for children and young adults, including The Eye of the Moon (2007), and coauthor of Water for Monique: Hop, Step, Jump (2001). Shelley lives in Australia.