Mau is ten and he's afraid. Some of the things he is scared of are silly but sometimes he's so afraid that he feels as if his heart his going to jump out of his mouth. But he still manages to have a great holiday and ends up being a hero in a house surrounded by hedges and deep ponds.
Concha Lopez Narvez was born in Seville, Spain. She has a degree in American Literature and has written numerous books for children. In 1985 she was awarded the harazillo prize and in 1987 the CCEI both coveted Spanish Literature Awards.