Those Snake Island Kids

When a Wellington family sails to Tasmania, their twins team up with three local kids camped on an island.

A series of misunderstandings leaves them stranded with a crisis on their hands that forces them to dig deep into their personal reserves.

An illustrated multi-layered tale of friendship, calamity and triumph.

Written by Jon Tucker

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The first title in the Those Kids series of environmentally themed stand-alone books centred on two sailing families. Written for 9 to 14 year age readers. Constructed with 20-minute chapters suitable for reading aloud by adults to children, and for time-challenged or reluctant readers. Contains high interest material appealing to children interested in outdoor activities including camping, boating and fishing.


‘This first book [of the series] reflects the sensitivity to environmental issues you’d expect from a writer who recently sailed with his sons to the windiest place on earth.’ ~ Ann Packer, The Listener (NZ) Jan 2013

 ‘Jon Tucker has written the book which I had always wanted to write but never did. He has done a spanking good job of it too!’ ~ David Bamford, The Arthur Ransome Society, F.S., Feb 2013

‘It is incredibly important to recognise that sometimes kids just want to immerse themselves in a good old-fashioned adventure story. Jon Tucker delivers one with his second book … inspired by true events and places as well as his own life in which he and his wife raised five sons aboard their ketch … An engrossing romp of a read which you don’t have to be young to enjoy.’ ~ Dani Colvin, Sunday Tasmanian

Kiwi author Jon Tucker Jon Tucker

Find out more about ocean-adventurer and author Jon Tucker on his author page.

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Dimensions 23 × 15 cm

Paperback edition



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Storm Bay Books


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