From the time she was a little girl, Nia has dreamed up adventures about the Javanese mythical princess, Dewi Kadita. Now fourteen, Nia would love nothing more than to continue her education and become a writer. But high school costs too much. Her father sells banana fritters at the train station, but too much of his earnings go toward his drinking habit. Too often Nia is left alone to take over the food cart as well as care for her brother and their home in the Jakarta slums.
Explains superstitions about such topics as love and marriage, money, ailments, travel, the weather, and death.
In seventeenth-century Yorkshire, Lucy’s younger sister Sarah is suspected by many to be a changeling, a fairy child substituted by the fairies for a human child.