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NEW RELEASE BOOK – MEDIA UPDATE – CHILDREN’S FICTION: Escape to the Moon Islands by Mardi McConnochie

| 3 September 2016 | Reply


CHILDREN’S FICTION: Escape to the Moon Islands by Mardi McConnochie

Allen & Unwin
August 2016
Paperback, $14.99
352 pages

Middle Grade/Adventure



The first in an adventurous new series from scriptwriter and highly-acclaimed author Mardi McConnochie.

When Will and Annalie’s father disappears, they set out on a perilous sea voyage to find him. The motley crew of runaways put their faith in each other, and in a small sailing boat called the Sunfish. In a world transformed by a catastrophic Flood, they embark on an adventure that will test their ingenuity – and their friendship – to the limits.

The crew face off against storms and pirates, but the biggest threat of all comes from the Admiralty, the all-powerful navy that rules the oceans of the world. The Admiralty are supposed to be the good guys, but the deeper theSunfish voyages into the Moon Islands, the more they realise that nothing is what it seems.


About the Author:

‘I read a lot of books when I was a kid, and I particularly loved books that seemed to have one foot in the real world, and one foot in a fantasy world. I loved stories where kids explored old houses and travelled back in time, or went on holiday and discovered ancient mythologies, or went through the back of a wardrobe into a fantasy world.’
Mardi McConnochie is the author of four adult novels: Coldwater, which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize First Novel Award (Pacific region), The Snow Queen, Fivestar and The Voyagers. She has also written two novels for younger readers, Melissa, Queen of Evil, winner of an Aurealis Award; and Dangerous Games. Her TV scriptwriting credits include ‘Home and Away’, ‘McLeod’s Daughters’, ‘Always Greener’ and ‘Pacific Drive’. She lives in Sydney with her partner, James Bradley, and their two daughters.

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