THOSE SNAKE ISLAND KIDS
Written and illustrated by Jon Tucker Forty Degrees South Pty Ltd, softcover, $ 19.95.
WHILE well- written books that tackle the tough issues serve a very important role in children’s and young adults’ literature, it is also incredibly important to recognise that sometimes, kids just want to immerse themselves in a good, old- fashioned adventure story. Former teacher- turned adventurer Jon Tucker delivers one in spades with his second novel. Tucker has produced a real adventure yarn set in the waters off Tasmania’s own Bruny Island. There’s plenty of sailing and messing about.