Bartlett and his companions, Jaques le Grand and Gozo, set out to explore a chain of volcanic islands and to find the last in the chain.
When they arrive at the last island they are treated as gods by the island’s inhabitants, yet kept prisoner by the Machan, a shaman-like figure who seems to rule the island’s kings.
Bartlett and his friends have five days to solve the riddle of the Island of Kings, to find their canoe and leave the island.
Bartlett and the Island of Kings is a great adventure story with a good blend of mystery and humour. It will especially appeal to boy readers aged 10-13.
Bartlett and the Island of Kings, by Odo Hirsch
Allen & Unwin, 2003