Fee uses her diary to record all of her fears when the Spanish Flu rages through Toronto. It comforts her when she almost loses her twin sister, and when it actually takes their older sister Jemma.
One of Canada's premier authors, Jean Little's previous books include Mama's Going to Buy You a Mockingbird (CLA Book of the Year and Ruth Schwartz Award-winner), Listen for the Singing (Canada Council Children's Literature Prize), and Mine for Keeps (Little Brown Canadian Children's Book Award). She received the Vicky Metcalf Award in 1974 for her body of work. Jean lives near Guelph, Ontario.