Gypsy boy Mike has been in trouble with the law so his dad, George, has taken him up north to work at Uncle Lash's scrap yard. But somebody knows about Mike's history, and he finds himself blackmailed.
Mike and Lizzie, his sister, belong to a group of Romany gypsies that have come to live in a newly created council site on the edge of a village. Their stories tie in with pony-mad Tess, who sees their arrival as a chance to chase her dreams of becoming a talented rider, and Ben, her brother, who does not see it the same way.
Written by popular author Rosemary Hayes, The Travellers is aimed at readers between 9 and 13 with an average reading age of 10 years. Each book is based on research undertaken by Rosemary. She skillfully weaves together the stories of the four young teenagers, from both traveller and non-traveller backgrounds, to explore different attitudes towards Romany gypsies. These are, first and foremost, great stories which both boys and girls will enjoy.