Young Stella Montgomery is an orphan being raised by her three strait-laced, much older & very unsympathetic aunts. They roam the countryside seeking health cures & tonics whilst Stella quietly does her lessons and tries to stay out of mischief.
At Withering-by-Sea though, Stella witnesses a crime - a very mysterious & disturbing crime that sees her learning about her own mysterious past as she does everything she can to honour a promise to a dying man.
Rossell has illustrated her book with gorgeous black & white line drawings. Whole pages as well as little inset details, patterns & borders decorate this book.
Everything about Stella's story discretely cries success.
|Signor Capellís Educated Cats|
I hope Judith Rossell writes and draws quickly because I suspect her fans will be clamouring for more.