Author(s): Holly Webb; Jason Cockcroft (Illustrator)
Polly and her new ghostly friends William, Rex and Magnus wake Li-Mei, the Chinese porcelain Fu Dog from the Red Drawing Room. The little Pekinese tells them her adventures with Sarah Penhallow - how they investigated rumours of smugglers and sighted a ghostly Green Lady down at the cove. But when Polly looks at the family portrait she realises that there were actually two dogs. Eventually, Li-Mei reveals that she had a companion, Han, but she thinks that he drowned down by the cove. Together, the friends set off to solve the mystery once and for all, and discover a secret tunnel. Here they come across a broken statue of a dog beneath a rockfall. Then they see a vision of a tiny dog running after a group of smugglers, only for the tunnel to collapse on him. Polly returns to the house with the statue and hides it in a drawer of a lacquer cabinet. When she opens it again the cracks have gone - Li-Mei and Han are reunited at last on the mantelpiece.
Holly Webb has written over 100 books, including the ANIMAL STORIES, MY NAUGHTY LITTLE PUPPY and MAISIE HITCHINS series for Stripes Publishing. Holly has also written THE CLEVER LITTLE KITTEN for World Book Day and recently penned a sequel to THE SECRET GARDEN. She lives with her husband, three sons and three cats in Tilehurst, Berkshire. Visit www.holly-webb.com Jason Cockcroft is the illustrator/author of over 40 children's books. He has worked with numerous publishers, notably illustrating covers for the last three books in the HARRY POTTER series. Jason has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and he won the inaugural Blue Peter Book Award for A PILGRIM'S PROGRESS.