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Wednesday 9 August 2023 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Art, Features


Author finds inspiration in Pacific paradise
Author Karen McMillan 23080811

A new children’s book takes readers on a thrilling journey through the tropical paradise of Rarotonga.

Elastic Island Adventures: Rarotonga is the latest offering from author Karen McMillan, the book features a stand-alone adventure filled with mystery, friendship, and the beauty of the South Pacific.

Inspired by her stay at Pacific Resort Rarotonga, McMillan’s book is a page-turning tale now available for young readers.

Pacific Resort Rarotonga has joined forces with acclaimed author McMillan to set the stage for her latest captivating book.

Nestled in the heart of Muri Beach, Pacific Resort offers an experience for families, featuring an interactive kids club and a range of family-friendly accommodations.

“We are thrilled to have collaborated with Karen McMillan on her latest literary journey,” said Ani Thompson, Regional Manager of Pacific Resort Rarotonga.

“By providing these books to our young guests, we hope to inspire a love for reading and adventure while showcasing the wonders of Rarotonga.”

Elastic Island Adventures: Rarotonga, the latest addition to the bestselling children’s book series, follows the adventures of Kiri, Jed, and twins Emma and Ethan as they embark on another incredible journey through the magical “elastic island.”

Accompanied by their furry friends, Blong the Cat and Heathcliff the Dog, the children arrive in Rarotonga with plans of relaxation under the sun.

However, their plans are quickly disrupted when they encounter Mighty Moko, a grumpy gecko determined to make their stay unpleasant.

The island then faces a crisis when all the black pearls are stolen in a daring heist.

The thief leaves behind scattered clues, challenging the children to solve the mystery.

With the guidance of the wise Mana Tiaki, the children set out on a quest to recover the stolen pearls.

Elastic Island Adventures: Rarotonga has been labelled as a gripping and page-turning tale that will captivate young readers.

Set against the backdrop of Pacific Resort Rarotonga, the book combines elements of friendship, adventure, suspense, and the beauty of the South Pacific to create an unforgettable reading experience.

About the Author:

Karen McMillan, is the talented author behind the Elastic Island Adventures series, she is a New Zealand-based writer with an impressive repertoire of 20 books published in ten countries. Her work spans across bestselling fiction, award-winning non-fiction, and her beloved Elastic Island Adventures children’s series. Elastic Island Adventures: Rarotonga, the latest addition to her collection, has already garnered attention and is currently being considered for a movie adaptation.