by Jon Tucker
A thought-provoking Ransome-inspired tale with strong appeal to adventure-loving readers. Underlying its clear environmental theme is the conclusion that freedon and responsibility go hand in hand.
When a Tasmanian sailing family anchors near and old wrecked hulk in New Zealands's Marlborough Sounds, the kids discover a strangely abandoned campsite nearby, with plates of uneaten food and young children's toys still visible under the mould and cockroaches. Their curiosity leads to an investigation which adds a layer of intrigue to their anticipated fun-filled experiences in an unfamiliar foreign land.