Illustrated by Noela Young.
Beckoning music, gleaming horses . . . the lure of the carousel.
Cecilia says merry-go-rounds are for little kids, but Jo feels there's something mysterious and not at all childish about the carousel that has appeared overnight in Marley Street. There's something odd about the beckoning music . . . something strange about the gleaming horses.
And why are certain people able to gain entrance to the carousel while others - try as they will - have to give up and turn away? Jo feels she must try to get in. She must buy a ticket - but will she be leading herself and Cecilia into danger?
1989 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year for Younger Readers.