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Elastic IslandWe are very pleased to be giving away three copies of Karen McMillan’s book ‘Elastic Island Adventures: Flip Flop Bay’ to our GrownUps members.

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About Elastic Island Adventures: Flip Flop Bay

The latest adventure in this popular series, in early development for the screen, with an audiobook narrated by Suzy Cato!

Flip Flop Bay is the sixth in the Elastic Island Adventures children’s book series for children aged 8 – 12. Kiri, Jed, and twins Emma and Ethan discover an ‘elastic’ island that sends them pinging across the ocean to various destinations.

Bob the Blue-Footed Booby is running a flying school, which sounded like fun until the children discover this means dressing in weird costumes and launching themselves off the end of the wharf. It’s the latest silly idea in a series of doomed ventures from Bob the Blue-Footed Booby, who is trying to save their small fishing village from closure. Can the children come up with an idea that will save the island and its kooky inhabitants? And what about the complication of The Dastardly Captain Crook?

NOTE: Books can be read in any order and are standalone reads.

The series has been optioned by Fuzzy Duckling Media, who are in the initial stages of developing them into feature films. The theme song for the show has been recorded, written by Murray Grindlay and featuring singer Janayah. A film script adapting one of the books has been written in conjunction with a UK scriptwriter.

Karen McMillan is the author of 19 diverse books, from bestselling novels, The Paris of the East, The Paris of the West and Brushstrokes of Memory, to non-fiction books that inspire and help others: Everyday Strength and Unbreakable Spirit, and now the Elastic Island Adventures series for children. Karen wrote Elastic Island Adventures as a fun family project to enjoy with her husband’s granddaughter, Milla. Little did she know how successful the books would be!

Fun fact: Karen’s cat Blong again features in the series!

Praise for the Elastic Island Adventure Series:

  • One of the NZ Herald best children’s book reads for 2020!
  • ‘A fast-paced, original story aimed at readers eight to 12.’ North & South Magazine
  • ‘It’s an action-packed and fast-paced read. Jewel Lagoon will inspire the next generation of Kiwi writers, while also appealing to those readers who start to lose momentum around that age, the so called ‘reluctant’ reader. It’s a fast paced, exciting, and original story that keeps you entertained from the beginning to the very end.’ NZ Booklovers
  • ‘The story is wildly creative and populated with an array of vibrant characters, including adaptations of animals many children will recognise. The four main characters: Kiri, Jed, and twins Emma, and Ethan, have distinct personalities and varying skill sets which help them navigate through the challenges they face on their adventure. Children will identify with particular characters as they find common denominators with their own lives.’ Flaxflower
  • ‘From Karen McMillan comes Port Mugaloo, the second in her Elastic Island Adventure series aimed at kids aged 8-12. Her stories about four children going off on holiday on their own and having adventures are reminiscent of the Famous Five but these are more fantastical and told with a quirky sense of humour.’
  • ‘This series is a lot of fun, easy to read and brings up problems that we humans have in our own society. Reluctant readers will have no problem with these stories.’ bobsbooksnz

The audiobook is releasing simultaneously as the paperback, narrated by Suzy Cato!
Suzy Cato is a beloved New Zealand children’s entertainer and TV personality and is best known as the host of Suzy’s World and You and Me and hosting a YouTube channel, Suzy & Friends’ Treehut TV.


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