Fourteen-year-old Fingal O’Grady is convicted of theft and transported to Australia in the 1820s. Almost two centuries later, fourteen-year-old would-be beautician Abigail Harrington finds a mysterious spider amulet and their two worlds collide. When both children are kidnapped they realise they’re in possession of an object with enormous power. The Peacock Spider of Tien Shan leads them on an exciting and dangerous journey where nothing is what it seems.
Best Book WABIAD 2016
"“The narrative was a page turner, the story flowed seamlessly and the characterisation was fantastic. A good old fashioned time slip story! Perfect for middle grade readers.” Paul MacDonald, WABIAD Judge 2016
Contributors: the Northern Beaches Writers' Group: Zena Shapter (Author, Editor, Editor-in-Chief), Susan Steggall (Author, Editor, Illustrator), Chris Lake (Author, Editor), Kylie Pfeiffer (Author, Editor), Leah Boonthanom (Author), Madi Duncan (Author), Mijmark (Illustrator), and Kristin Prescott (Author).
*PROFITS TO THE KIDS' CANCER PROJECT, LEADING RESEARCH INTO CHILDHOOD CANCER*
Fifty percent of all profits from the sale of "The Time of the Jade Spider" will go to The Kids' Cancer Project for the first two years following publication.