Author – Karen McCombie
Age – 6-9 yr olds
Ruby loves the forest behind her house, spending hours playing there. But soon it is cut to the ground and a new housing block is built. When Jackson Miller moves into the new house behind Ruby’s, she doesn’t like him. But they are pulled together by a joint discovery of – ‘Thing’. ‘Thing’ is a strange creature that looks like a squirrel with wings. He is searching for a new home after his was levelled, so Ruby and Jackson try to help. The only problem is ‘Thing’ makes strange things happen and they aren’t sure how to stop it.
(Friendship, Magic, Environment)