Melinda Szymanik is an award winning New Zealand author of smart, engaging fiction of all lengths for children of all ages focusing on family, the challenging and the unexpected - all with a little dash of magic. Previously published titles include picture books The Were-Nana (Scholastic, 2008), The House That Went to Sea (Duck Creek Press, 2011), Made with Love (Duck Creek Press, 2012) and While You Are Sleeping (Duck Creek Press, 2013) and middle grade novels Jack the Viking (Scholastic, 2008) and A Winter's Day in 1939.
What really happened to Sally's Dad lost at sea 7 years before? What were they really up to on that mysterious polar expedition? And why has her Mum suddenly left her job? Why won't her teacher, the school principal and the school bully leave her alone? Sally needs her wits, courage, best friend, her best friend's chauffer and even her brother's help to overcome the dangers and discover the truth.