Illustrated by Noela Young.
Something very strange is going to happen to Sam. In the spare room, the room with the stained-glass windows, the second-hand clothes hang in rows, stirring in the late afternoon sunlight. Sam walks through the rows, brushing velvety sleeves, touching lace. The clothes are to be sold on Sam's mother's stall at the school fete on Saturday. They all carry neat price tags. Everything is ready.
Sam knows that some of the clothes are Special. Her mother has told her so. But she's soon to find out just how Special they really are. Yes, something very strange is going to happen to Sam this afternoon. Afterwards, she'll be very tempted to think it's all been a dream. But fete day has its own surprises in store - and this time Sam will know she's wide awake!
A chapter book for younger readers. Winner of the 1985 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year for Younger Readers.