Author(s): Odo Hirsch
Stay close, Bartlett whispered. Gozo rolled his eyes. What did Bartlett think he was going to do? The bird calls and rustling continued all around them. Branches swayed, shadows wavered. Was that a person flitting past them over there? Or there? Or there? When Bartlett, Gozo and Jacques le Grand arrive on an island far off in the ocean, they have no idea what they ll find. Awaiting them are four kings, a towering volcano, and a strange, shadowy man who appears in a flash of light and disappears in a cloud of smoke. And underlying everything is a dark secret that no one will reveal. As the volcano comes to life, the three explorers must use all their legendary Inventiveness, Desperation and Perseverance and all the help they can get to uncover the truth and find their way home. Another gripping Bartlett adventure from Odo Hirsch.
Shortlisted: CBC Awards 2002, Book of the Year: Younger Readers.Shortlisted 2000 CBC Book of the Year: Younger Readers AwardShortlisted 2000 APA Designer Awards: Hodder Headline best designed young adult bookShortlisted 2001 NSW Premier's
Odo Hirsch carries his readers along with a swift pace, exciting plot and intriguing mysteries. ca very entertaining adventure which successfully juggles a mixture of elements: melodrama, derring-do, intriguing plot, interplay of characters, fascinating descriptive passages and a wonderfully enticing interweaving of danger and humour.' Magpies Vol. 18 No 5 Nov 2003.
Odo Hirsch was born in Australia where he studied medicine and worked as a doctor. He is now a business strategy consultant based in London. His books for children are favourites with young and old and have been translated into several languages.