Fiordland Fables – Book 2
A Doubtful Detour is a historical fiction/time travel creative non-fiction book written in chapters. It is set in Fiordland, New Zealand and features illustrations and photos, including some real hunting photos. The story line follows Home from the Homer, but either book can be read as a standalone.
Recommended for ages 10 and up. Twelve year olds can usually read the book confidently, 10 and 11 year olds may need a bit of help. Buyers report they have read the story to younger children. The book also has an adult audience.
When you read A Doubtful Detour, you’ll meet the rifleman bird, kea, kaka, seagulls, an albatross, wapiti, the Fiordland crested penguin (tawaki), kererū, kakapo and a range of other native birds. Because A Doubtful Detour is set in the past, there’s also references to the way the names of many New Zealand animals have changed over time. The largest toothed predator in the world will also fight back, based on a historical account from the whaling barque Sapphire. Hint: You’ll see his tail on the cover (not the kea!).
Read an excerpt from the book.