(Puffin Books, Nov. 1, 2000)
A moving, magical tale about a spunky girl from the award-winning author of the Chronicles of Prydain.Quick-witted, bright, and sassy, Rizka the Gypsy girl is involved with everything that is happening in Greater Dunitsa, including runaway lovers, floods, magical caves, and a ghost in the town hall. And everyone in town has an opinion. Big Franko wants her to have a better life, General Hatvan wants to court-martial her, young Sofiya wants to be just like her, and her greatest enemy, Chief Councilor Sharpnack, wants to run her out of Greater Dunitsa. Has Rizka finally met her match?