Telly Mercer is shy and quiet, used to living in the shadow of her older sister, Bess. Then she finds herself on the set of a puppet show, staying out of the way of her overstressed aunt Kathleen. One evening she makes a surprising discovery that launches her on an adventure with an unpredictable and angry puppet.
"Grant's debut novel sparkles with humor; Telly's first-person narrative is deliciously low key and understated to the point of being laugh-out-loud funny."
"Any reader who has ever felt as if s/he lives in a sibling's shadow will identify with Telly immediately and cheer her on with great enthusiasm."
"A fresh and unpredictable modern fantasy."
"A quirky and engaging adventure story."
"A very funny and gripping novel filled with bizarre characters that [Grant] manages to make credible."
"Kids who sometimes feel like adults are pulling their strings will relish the idea of a puppet pal with a mind of his own."
"A zany coming of age story."
"An entertaining work of light, humourous fantasy."
"A cleverly crafted, believable peek into the fears of an over-looked child."