Book 3 in the Adventures of Jabu & Friends trilogy
“Nikau’s Escape is an exciting rollercoaster ride in more ways than one. I read this book as a beta reader but couldn’t wait to get my own copy as soon as it came onto the virtual shelves. The characters are well-drawn and the situations they get into are sometimes terrifying. There is a wonderful sense of place and the setting reads almost like a character in its own right. It reads well as a standalone but is also a great finale to the series. Perfect for older teens” ~ Kate Darbishire, author of Speechless
“While part of a series, each of the three books can be read apart and treated as separate stories. However, it is when they are read as a trilogy that the reader gets a fuller, more nuanced, reading of Jabu and his friends especially.” ~ Rebekah Frazer, NZ Booklovers
“Presented in a realistic manner, the braid of surfing, snowboarding and relationships are fascinating. The author does not shy away from some tough subjects and presents them in an age-appropriate way for readers middle to high school.” ~ Jennie Rosenblum, Editor & reviewer.
“A cool NZ adventure for middle-grade readers. Although it is third in a series, you do not have to read the others first. There is enough background information given, and enough new characters, that you can dive right in.” ~ Grace Bridges, NZ Author
“I am a big fan of Richards’ books because they do offer so much adventure for … middle school-age kids without making the stories too much for that age level. She has a terrific ability to deal with real hardships in a gritty way without going too far. This is another great coming of age story!” ~ Julia Walker, Reviewer, USA
Find out more about Auckland author and school librarian Kate S. Richards on her author profile.