Tracey Jane Hall lives with her husband in Surrey and when she reached her 50s, she embarked on the book she had always promised herself she would write.
Her love of nature and concerns about the state of the planet inspired her to write books to encourage the next generation to appreciate the wonder of the natural world and its vulnerability.
It all started on the beach when they met a bigger than average herring gull, called Rocky Foreshore. He takes them to a magical place called Mirrorland, a 'Noah's Ark' type of safety net for the world's animals, overseen by an extinct dodo, called Derek.
After Derek recruits Evie and Zak and show...