'This book is the third in the series to feature Ben and Andy but this book focuses on a young girl called Lisa who has Asperger syndrome. As with the other Asperger adventures, the book explores features of Asperger syndrome.This book is aimed at the 9 - 12 age group and is suitable for both girls and boys, although girls might find it particularly good reading. This is my favourite of the three books in the series.'
When Lisa discovers a derelict hut in her friend Ben's backyard, she delights in exploring the remnants of an era long gone. Imagine her surprise when Great Aunt Hannah moves into a nursing home nearby, and reveals that once she was a servant in those very rooms. The old lady draws Lisa into the art of lace making and through the criss-crossing of threads, Lisa is helped to understand her own Asperger Syndrome. But Great Aunt Hannah also has a secret and now it is up to Lisa to confront the mysterious Lacemaker and put the past to rest.
Kathy Hoopmann is a primary school teacher and children's author who lives on a small property near Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. She enjoys camping, walking on the beach, and writing on the computer for hours on end. She is married with three children, two zebra finches, a cat and dozens of wild birds that feed on her back deck. Kathy has been involved with children with Asperger syndrome for many years, and is the author of Blue Bottle Mystery and Of Mice and Aliens, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
1. The party. 2. Great Aunt Hannah. 3. Lace. 4. Off to Ben's place. 5. The door. 6. A hidden hideaway. 7. Secret rooms. 8. Food, horrible food. 9. Night lessons. 10. Metal detecting. 11. The present. 12. The lacemaker. 13. School. 14. The reserve. 15. Gwyneth. 16. Lisa the gimp. 17. Over coffee. 18. Spoon mystery. 19. Aunt Hannah's surprise.