Author(s): Gabrielle Wang
Oriole's beloved Wishbird is dying and she must leave the Forest of Birds to save him. But in the City of Soulless there are traitors everywhere, and when Oriole is captured, only a street orphan can help her. Can Oriole and Boy save Soulless and its bewitched king, or will the city's darkness prove too great even for magic?
Gabrielle Wang is the author of The Garden of Empress Cassia (winner of the 2002 Aurealis Award), The Pearl of Tiger Bay, The Lion Drummer, A Ghost in My Suitcase, the young adult novel Little Paradise, and the picture book The Race for the Chinese Zodiac. Her latest books are part of the highly successful 2011 Our Australian Girl series - Meet Poppy, Poppy at Summerhill, Poppy and the Thief and Poppy Comes Home.