A Dolphin for Naia co-authored with the Northern Beaches Writers’ Group
When thirteen-year-old Mason’s parents left him to live on the other side of the country, he swore he would never forgive them, or the invention that kept them so busy…
Now they’ve called him back, promising they can be a family again. But when Mase and his grandmother arrive, the caravan in the shadow of the giant dam is silent and his parents are gone.
All that remains is a cryptic message begging him to bring their strange dolphin-like creation to the coast. Mase suddenly finds himself caught in a race where the price of failure is higher than he could ever have imagined.
Will he ever see his parents again?
“This novel has it all! A brilliant, fast-paced adventure… A Dolphin for Naia serves up a fantastic mix of mystery, sci-fi and family intrigues …an engaging and creative story.” Jo-Ann Whalley, Writing WA, WABIAD Judge 2014
“When a book conjures multiple story questions and powerful themes that leave you yearning for the answers in the first few pages, you know that you are in for an absorbing read — which is exactly how A Dolphin for Naia starts. Within moments of opening this novella, I was chasing the answers to the story questions raised: What happened to Naia? Where are Grams and Mase going? Who is the Parliament? Why have this family separated and why is Mase so angry with his parents? These questions create a flawless narrative tension that drive through the book like an unrelenting heartbeat.” Francine Sculli, Buzz Words.
Best Book (WABIAD 2014)
A Dolphin for Naia by The Northern Beaches Writers’ Group
“This novel has it all! A brilliant, fast-paced adventure… A Dolphin for Naia serves up a fantastic mix of mystery, sci-fi and family intrigues …an engaging and creative story.” Jo-Ann Whalley, Writing WA,, WABIAD Judge 2014
Zena Shapter (Author, Editor, Editor-in-Chief), Zoya Nojin (Author, Editor), Leah Boonthanom (Author), Madi Duncan (Author), Chris Lake (Author), Mijmark (Illustrator), Kylie Pfeiffer (Author), Kristin Prescott (Author) and Susan Steggall (Illustrator).
Thanks to NBWG Publishing A Dolphin for Naia should be available in all good bookstores – search or ask your preferred vendor using the above author, title and ISBN. 50% profits go to The Kids Cancer Project.