Elaine Grew is a brave and troubled young soul. Last year her dad died and now Elaine is in turmoil. She squabbles with her mum and begins to stay away from school. Shunned by her friends, Elaine spends day after day in the overgrown wilderness of her dad's old allotment, where once she was so happy. Here she crawls like a lizard, slithers like a snake and works spells with spiders, just as she used to when he was with her. What is Elaine searching for, in this place of memories, dreams and magic?
Used availability for David Almond's Wild Girl, Wild Boy
November 2005 : UK Hardback
March 2002 : UK Paperback