Avis and the Call of the Kraken

Heather McQuillan

$25.00

The creatures of the deep need Avis and Humbert’s help in a fantasy adventure bristling with Kiwi courage and can-do, by the author of 2020 Storylines Notable Book Avis and the Promise of Dragons.

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This book will be available on 29 February 2024

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

About the author

Heather McQuillan used to be a teacher who wrote. Now she’s a writer who teaches. If she’s not writing in the room at the top of a spiral staircase, Heather can be found at Write On School for Young Writers in Christchurch, where she is a tutor and director. This is her fourth novel for young people. Heather loves being close to the ocean and hearing the waves but, on a still night, she is often disturbed by the thrumm thrumm thrumm of ships waiting outside the harbour.

Specifications

Dimensions: 128 x 198mm
Number of pages: 214
Binding: soft cover