The Secret of the Wooden Chest follows a girl named Hannah, who lives with her parents in a flat above a nursing home. As an only child, Hannah loves to make friends with the people who live in the nursing home, and so she is excited when one day she hears that a new lady is moving in - a mysterious Italian lady called Mrs Oberto. At first Mrs Oberto seems quite grumpy, but eventually she and Hannah become friends. However, despite their friendship, Hannah can't persuade her new friend to tell her what secret lies within an old wooden chest that she keeps on her bedside table. It isn't until Mrs Oberto becomes seriously ill and is taken to hospital, that she needs Hannah's help to open the wooden chest. Will Hannah be able to use the mysterious object inside it to help Mrs Oberto to get better..? As the adventure takes off, Hannah has the chance to speak to a girl from ancient Roman times and finds out that if she wants to help Mrs Oberto to get better, she will need the help of a Roman god! The Secret of the Wooden Chest features friendship, humour, mystery and a touch of magic.CPSIA choking hazard - No choking hazard warning necessary|EU Toy Safety Directive - No warning
Catherine Rosevear lives in Cambridgeshire with her husband, two children and a Tibetan Terrier. Having worked for many years in and around nursing homes, Catherine thought that a nursing home might make a good setting for a children's book. She also wanted to write a book that would not only involve some magic, but also allow her to bring in her interest in the ancient Romans!