About the book
Keeping Humbert the dragon a secret is getting harder for Avis. He is growing and wants to test his wings.
One day flying over the ocean they see a disturbance near an oil rig, and the dragon’s tear they use to communicate receives a strange signal. Someone is using their frequency. Dolphins? Mermaids? The monster of Mako Cove? Then the words come: Stop them. The creatures of the deep need Avis and Humbert’s help.
A fantasy adventure bristling with Kiwi courage and can-do, by the author of 2020 Storylines Notable Book Avis and the Promise of Dragons.
‘Avis and the Call of the Kraken is both a sweet, thoughtful story about family and friendship, and a sparkling magical adventure. It also shows kids who care about justice and the environment that they have agency to make a difference.’
— Rachael King
‘A fast-paced action adventure that kids are going to love: Avis is so likeable and relatable, the writing is beautiful, and I was swept along with the story like Humbert soaring low over the ocean.’ — Tania Roxborogh
‘I really enjoyed reading about Avis and her amazing adventures … I wish I had a life-size dragon to go on adventures with.’ — Maddie Newport, age 9 ½