Author(s): Susan Green
Melbourne. 1879. Verity Sparks has found her father. But she has lost her gift - the ability to find lost things. Papa Savinov, eager for Verity to become a proper lady, sends her to the exclusive boarding school Hilltop House. But Verity is more interested in solving the case of the missing Ecclethorpe heiress. This investigation, and the strange goings-on at Hilltop House, pull Verity into adventures involving murder threats, spirit photography, street urchins, ghosts from the past...and a cockatoo named Lucifer. Will Verity's gift return before she gets in too much trouble?
Susan Green always wanted to write and illustrate books, but gave away her art studies and teaching to concentrate on writing when she won a short story competition. She has published several children's books, but Verity Sparks, Lost and Found is her second book with Walker Books Australia.