Author(s): Davies, Nicola, Kinnear, Nicola,
Date of Publication: 04/07/2019,
Pagination: 144 pages, Pencil, throughout,
Imprint: Walker Books Ltd,
Published By: Walker Books Ltd,
Book Classification: Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage), Interest age: from c 7 years
After getting lost at sea in a tropical storm, Ariki and Ipo discover an uncharted island and have a great adventure in the second book of the Ariki series.
Ariki and Ipo are making the most of a beautiful day, sailing the sea near Turtle Island on a "borrowed" boat. They're too busy daydreaming to spot the grey clouds gathering overhead - but then a terrible storm breaks, carrying them miles from home.
After days without food or drink, they are washed up on an unfamiliar island. The island is beautiful beyond belief: they see butterflies, each one lovelier than the last, lizards chasing across the rocks and, most wonderful of all, a gigantic blue bird with eyes that glow purple.
When they meet another castaway, however, the children discover this island is no paradise - there are dangers lurking in the shadows!
A nail-biting adventure with a strong message about endangered animals and human intervention, and a wonderful partner to Ariki and the Giant Shark.