Author(s): Odo Hirsch
When a thief steals two splendid lobsters - kings of the sea - and leaves a secret message on the empty tank, Mr Petrusca is more upset than anyone can understand. Hazel Green knows there's something fishy going on, but it takes all her ingenuity, plus a little help from the Yak, to crack the code and solve the mystery. And even then, Hazel still has important work to do ...The kind of book which could cross time and space and become a classic.' Stephen Matthews, Australian Book Review
Odo Hirsch grew up in Melbourne and now divides his time between Melbourne and London. His first book, Antonio S and the Mystery of Theodore Guzman, was immediately popular with children and adults. It was shortlisted for the 1998 National Children's Literature Award at the Festival Awards for Literature, was an Honour Book in the 1998 Children's Book Council Book of the Year - Younger Readers Award, and won the inaugural Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature in the 1999 NSW Premier's Literary Awards. The third book about Hazel Green, Have Courage, Hazel Green!, was an Honour Book in the 2002 CBC awards. Odo Hirsch's books have been translated into several languages.