Hipparchus and his sister Sappho live on the island of Samos in Ancient Greece. They spend their spare time listening to the ideas of their friend the Stargazer. They are enchanted by his stories about the stars, the sun and the Earth. But Hipparchus and Sappho discover that not everyone agrees with the Stargazer’s ideas, and stories can be dangerous. They must find their friend and warn him before it is too late . . .
Bill Nagelkerke worked as a children’s librarian for twenty-five years before leaving library work to pursue his own interest in writing. He has written numerous stories, poems and plays, and one of his books was a finalist in the 2008 New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. In both 2006 and 2008 he was successfully nominated by Storylines to be a member of the international Hans Christian Andersen Award jury.