Janet Laidlaw lived in Trinidad, but the books she read took her all over the world - especially to America. No matter where she went in her imagination, though, Janet was sure that she would never leave the West Indies and her family's "House on the Hill." There, using the special silver pencil her father had given her, Janet wrote all sorts of plays and stories.
Mr. Laidlaw's tragic death changed that world forever. Before she knew it, Janet was in school in England. And after that, she chose to live in America, where she hoped to find both her life's work and a home of her own. Throughout it all, Janet used her silver pencil to turn her life into stories - and those stories began her career as an author.
Original title: The Silver Pencil
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult