Night Of The Perigee Moon
PUBLICATION MARCH 2014
All Tilly Angelica wants for her thirteenth birthday is to be normal! But with her changeover party looming and her mad, magical family gathering from near and far, Tilly is set to inherit a terrifying or tantalising talent of her own. But what if she inherits Hortense's talent of super smelling, with an oversize nose to match? As the enchanted Angelicas gather and Arial Manor becomes a madhouse, Tilly's troubles are tripled by her creepy cousin Prosper, and his sinister plot to bewitch the family by harnessing the powers of the Perigee Moon.
Winner of the 2013 Tom Fitzgibbon Storylines Award.
Juliet Jacka was born in Wellington, spent her university years in Dunedin, and then headed to Canada and the UK. Juliet has wanted to write for years, in large part inspired by her love of Margaret Mahy's young adult books. Escaping the call of writing would have been hard for Juliet - she comes from a family of bookworms, and her grandmother and aunt are published authors. Now back in New Zealand, Juliet lives in a red house by a railway line in one of Wellington's hilly suburbs, with her husband and two daughters.