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 .
"Zoologist Davies's love of the natural world shines through in this wonderful book... Davies's prose is so evocative you can almost feel the sand beneath your toes." Mail on Sunday on Ariki and the Giant Shark
This is Book 1 in the Ariki Series. See all Ariki books here.
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Nicola Davies is a zoologist and writer. She has written many children's books on natural history topics such as the human body, whales, oceans, bats, and flowers. She is an award-winning author, whose many books for children include The Promise, King of the Sky, A First Book of Animals, Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes, anMore about Nicola Davies
Nicola Davies is an award-winning author whose many books for children include A First Book of Nature, A First Book of Animals, Tiny, Lots, The Promise, King of the Sky, Ice Bear, Big Blue Whale, Dolphin Baby, Just Ducks, Poo and the Heroes of the Wild series. She graduated in zoology, studied whales and bats and then worked for the BBC Natural History Unit.More about Nicola Kinnear