- About the Author
In a village set on the slopes of Mount Merapi, 11-year-old Fitri and her younger brother Agus watch anxiously as the volcano comes to life. They have heard too many stories of smoke, fire and the dreaded lahar – killer lava mudflows. As the village prepares to evacuate, Fitri and Agus stumble upon a cave! What could be hidden there? They must find a way to unearth its secrets without being discovered by village bully Aditya. But someone else is watching. Someone with far more evil intentions. What could this man possibly want from Fitri and Agus? The answer could lie in Fitri’s strange and frightening dreams about the Merapi. They seem to be telling her something…
Radhika Dhawan Puri is a former business journalist. While working in India, she won the World Press Institute Media Fellowship. This gave her the chance to explore the United States alongside other international journalists, and better understand the country. In 2002, she won the Polestar award, an Indian award for excellence in journalism, for her coverage of the Internet phenomenon that year.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 140
Year Published: 2013