The year is 1838 and Ellie's grandmother has arrived all the way from England. Ellie is horrified to discover that the forbidding old woman intends to take her back to Britain to be raised properly. Ellie is determined that she will not go, but what can a nine-year-old girl do in the face of an adult with her mind made up?
A primary school teacher and writer, Becky Citra lives on a ranch near Bridge Lake, British Columbia. Her own grandmother immigrated to Canada when Becky was sixteen and lived to be ninety-eight years old! Some years ago, Becky saw a black fox right outside her living room window. She couldn't resist putting him in Ellie's story.