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The story revolves around a human female character named Puck. After being expelled from a boarding school on earth, Puck is returned to her home planet, Aurora, where parents await her arrival. While aboard the spacecraft she unexpectedly befriends an alien named Hush. Hush is desperately searching for a sacred artifact that has been stolen from him. The relic is of great importance, not only to Hush; it is a valued item among his people. While aboard the spaceship, both Puck and Hush find themselves immersed in the mystery of lost objects and ghosts and murder.
- Puck (Robin Goodfellow) - A headstrong, opinionated 12-year-old human female.
- Hush - A loveable, down-to-earth alien.
The book has won two awards:
- 1995 - Texas Bluebonnet Award
- 1994 - Maine Student Book Award
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