In Maurice Shadbolt's only known children's story, published here for the first time and beautifully illustrated by Renee Haggo, Thomas saves his town from a wandering mountain and gives an insight into why people paint.
Maurice Shadbolt (1932-2004) is one of New Zealand's best-known writers and the author of twelve novels, four collections of stories and a number of works of non-fiction. Among them are several now considered New Zealand classics.
Renee Haggo is a graduate of AUT University in Auckland where she majored in Graphic Design. Renee primarily illustrates with pen and ink, watercolours and acrylics. She has a keen eye for realism in her characters and is an avid sketcher and life drawer. This is her first children's book.