This is the story of a fourteen-year-old girl and of her self-discovery of her emerging strengths and abilities. Set in the mid-nineteen-thirties, the story shows the lifestyle of Amy's world. The way of home, school and friendships and looking at how it was then for families in the years following WW1. It is a story of trust and love and a deep attachment to animals. Of courage and of the sharing of that time that helped people settle into a new country, that bound them together in mutual co-operation. Many of the incidents are true. Only the names and situations have been changed. Travel with Amy as she struggles to believe in herself. Of her difficulty to hide the truth from those she loves, and of the old native woman................who, in her caring, turns it around for her.