Karmartha – The Last Garden

Everyone thought the animals were extinct.

But they’re grown-ups. What do they know?

Nine-year-old Katerina doesn’t feel like she fits into the world. Until the day she and her older brother Joshua are transported to a magical garden. It doesn’t take them long to realize this isn’t like their mother’s garden. For a start, Mom’s garden doesn’t have a panther or gorilla wandering through the carrots.

Suddenly Katerina will find out just how special she really is, as she fights to save her new friends from hunters, zoologists, and singing rats.

Because in the end, they are the last best hope for the future.

Paperback edition
12.7cm x 20.3cm
208 pages


Illustrator – Lani Scott

Lani is a Porirua based graphic artist who has collaborated with Rodney on two books, Escape from School and Karmartha – The Last Garden.

Rodney Strong Meet Kiwi author Rodney Strong

Rodney Strong is a Porirua based author of children’s books and cozy mysteries.

After spending many years practicing to be a writer, he decided to just get on with it in 2016. Since then he’s published eleven books.

In between, Rodney provides writing extension programmes for a local primary school.

His work desk is often invaded by one or the other of my cats, which makes working a little tricky, but provides endless source material for writing.

Find out more about Rodney and how to contact him via his author page.


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