Published: 1995 by Fremantle Arts Centre Press
Level: Middle Years (6-9)
Chippy and Areti become firm friends because Areti, unlike many other people, sees a person in Chippy before she sees her blindness. This is a story from Chippy's viewpoint, how she manages as a blind person in a world of sight, how people react to her and how the use of her other senses help to catch some bird smugglers on her grandparent's farm. A touch of irony is that Chippy's father is a painter.