Alice Colossus is a bright but shy twelve-year-old who has spent her life in an orphanage in upstate New York. Then at summer camp the girls keep mistaking her for someone called Miami. Is this a clue to Alice's real background? Determined to solve the mystery, Alice breaks all the rules by setting off to find Miami, and perhaps a family of her own at last.
An engrossing coming-of-age novel from the author of Wicked. A story of courage and individuality, told with humour and originality.
Author of the international sensation, Wicked, Gregory Maguire was born and raised in the United States. He has also lived in Dublin and London. He is a writer of fantasies, science fiction, picture books and historical novels, and he also composes music, is an artist, and loves to travel. He is a founder member of Children's Literature New England.