Troubador A Surprise Party

Released: 28/08/2021

ISBN: 9781800464711

eISBN: 9781800466265

Format: Paperback/eBook

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A Surprise Party


On a mysterious and far away island, strange things are happening. With no people in sight, a wonderful collection of talking animals are having extraordinary, funny adventures. We have returned to the Island of Animaux, a land that somehow continues to change its position on the planet each day, to prevent it being found by humans. Perhaps this is the ancient and lost world of Atlantis!

The five new tales in A Surprise Party link seamlessly to the ones in the last book, Monsieur Le Chef. Once again that foul fowl Aubrey the Turkey is up to no good, although as usual his naughtiness only rebounds on himself. See the old bird try to host a wonderful party but forget to invite any guests. Watch as Walli Hog and Clifford Platypus take care of him after poor Aubrey becomes very ill, a kindness that he repays by selling their bedroom curtains! Shiver as the evil Rick Rat persuades three witches to put a curse on the turkey. And then see Aubrey do something incredible that no one, not even himself, could have imagined. Once again, stories packed with fun, silliness, naughty behaviour and happy endings.

Please enjoy the stories. And don’t be afraid to laugh, particularly as Aubrey’s expense. But please, please, please – continue to remember to keep the latest position of the island top secret!

The Island of Animaux will be published on 28 July 2020.

This is the second book I've read in this series, after the Island of Animaux. And it's as good as the earlier one! Five really funny stories, covering a silly party, gluttony, a health scare and lost love. Stories for children? Well, my daughter adored it! I loved seeing her chuckle as she read, sometimes aloud, on my reader. I'm going to buy her a hard copy! This is very highly recommended. Milo writes great stories and the illustrations by Yuliya Somina are brilliantly imagined. I think a follow-up book is planned and I'll be looking out for that. A+.

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Milo McGivern

Milo McGivern is the writing name for Steve Humphries. Steve has spent many years working in finance. He has travelled extensively although is most happy when he is at home in Berkshire. Steve enjoys casual story writing and the Island of Animaux tales were first imagined over 30 years ago.

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