'In 1941, Poppy lives in Darwin, a peaceful paradise far from the war. But when Japan attacks Pear Harbor and then Australia, everything Poppy holds dear is threatened - her family, her neighbours, her friends and her beloved pets. Her brother Edward is captured by the enemy. Her home town becomes a war zone, as the Japanese raid over and over again. Terrified for their lives, Poppy and her mother flee to Sydney, only to find that the danger follows them there' (Back cover).