Book one in the Adventures of Jabu & Friends trilogy
Read NZ Te Pou Muramura worked with NZATE (New Zealand Association for the Teaching of English) and the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) to “create a ‘master list’ of suitable books for secondary school English teachers and students.” Trainsurfer is on this list.
“The issues that the author covers in her book are still prevalent and current in our time today and this book will resonate with many of our young people who are struggling to overcome adversities.” Kristal Montrose-Arnold, Librarian, James Cook High School, Auckland
“This author has not only created a wonderful story she has also filled a void in children’s literature. Talking about tough subjects with the younger people in our population is a daily struggle for parents, librarians and teachers. This book not only helps fill that gap but also gives the reader a poignant story.” Jennie Rosenblum – Editor & Book Reviewer
“Thought-provoking.” Rebekah Fraser, NZ Booklovers reviewer
“It captivated me from start to finish.” Fifi Colston, illustrator & author
“Extremely ‘hooking’. Interesting, exciting, thrilling. I couldn’t put it down.” Caleb, aged 12, Wanaka, New Zealand
“Trainsurfer is a tale of redemption and friendship. I won’t spoil it by telling you more. Read it for yourself. Read it to your children. You won’t soon forget Jabu and all his friends.” Connie M. Huddleston (Award-winning author)
Find the eBook version here.
Auckland author Kate S Richards lives with her husband and two teenagers in a house in the woods, with a menagerie of cats, dogs and guinea pigs. Kate is a school librarian at a primary school in the Waitakere Ranges, working in a cosy red library amidst the Kauri trees and the swooping Kererus. Kate has completed a trilogy called the Adventures of Jabu & Friends and is currently working on a YA contemporary Cli-fi (climate fiction).
Find out more about Kate and how to contact her via her author profile.