A heartwarming tale of wit, warmth, friendship and self-confidence. Zeni's week goes from bad to worse when she is fitted for braces and then sent to Magnolia Gardens Care Home for her Work Experience placement. But then Zeni meets Alice, an old lady with a story to tell and some lost false teeth to find. As Zeni takes on the challenge of finding the missing teeth, an unexpected friendship grows between the pair and as Zeni learns more about Alice's life, she also comes to understand the power of stories. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+
Sita Brahmachari was born in Derby in 1966 to an Indian doctor from Kolkata and an English nurse from the Lake District. She has a BA in English Literature and an MA in Arts Education. Sita Brahmachari won the 2011 Waterstones Children's book prize with her debut novel, Artichoke Hearts, and her many projects and writing commissions have been produced in theatres, universities, schools and community groups throughout Britain and America. Sita lives and works in London with her husband, three children and Billie the dog.