Author(s): Isobelle Carmody
One wakeful night in the aftermath of his mother's death, Jack enters a land devoid of colour or scent. Here he meets the tragic laughing beast and Alice, a strange girl with a secret. Will Jack escape before the terrifying wolves find him? Or is he destined to be trapped in the Greylands forever? Only the cats know...
Isobelle began work on the highly acclaimed Obernewtyn Chronicles when she was just fourteen years old. She continued to work on these while completing a Bachelor of Arts, and a cadetship in journalism. The first two books in the Obernewtyn series were short listed for the CBC Children's Book of the Year in the Older Readers category; Scatterlings won Talking book of the Year. The Gathering was a joint winner of the 1993 CBC Book of the Year Award and the 1994 Children's Literature Peace Prize.