Curtis Creed and the Lore of the Ocean
In the coastal Queensland town of Midnight Cove, thirteen year old Curtis Creed’s world is falling apart. Once a talented upcoming surfer, he cannot bring himself to return to the ocean. His inability to overcome his fear earns him the ridicule of his older brother, Dylan. Worse, his family is struggling to cope with the loss of their father in a rock fishing accident.
The summer holiday looks long and lonely for Curtis until he meets Navaya, a mysterious sea dweller he rescues from fishing line in a rock pool. An ancient pearl harvester from the underwater kingdom of Araxie, Navaya must protect the Moami, key to an underwater cavern hiding the last of the Arax pearls. But the Moami is lost, and it looks like Glynts – dangerous, viper-like creatures from deep sea – might succeed in their mission to steal the pearls, giving them the ability to breathe on land.
When Curtis agrees to help Navaya find the Moami he embarks on a dangerous adventure that will see him join forces with awkward but brilliant new girl in town, Morgan.
Will Curtis be able to overcome his fears to return the Moami to its rightful owners before the Glynts succeed in their deadly plan? Was his father’s death really an accident? And what exactly is the lore of the ocean?
Curtis Creed and the Lore of the Ocean is a fast-paced middle grade fantasy adventure for the young and young at heart that highlights themes and issues relevant to today’s youth: friendship and family dynamics, mental health, respect for the environment, identity, the shape of grief, and courage in the face of adversity.
Publisher : IFWG Publishing Australia
Language : English
Paperback : 116 pages
ISBN-10 : 1925759032
ISBN-13 : 978-1925759037
“A beautiful story, beautifully written. I’m always looking around for books that will get my children and students interested in reading… What I look for is engaging content, originality, and above all, skilful writing that provides a model of quality that my students can not only enjoy, but can aim for. Curtis Creed has it all.” Lyn Stone, Lifelong Literacy
“A fast read with likable, well drawn characters and an intriguing and original mythology that is quite different to the many other YA novels I’ve read. The detail of the ocean and surfing was beautifully done as was the dynamic between the main characters, especially the two brothers, Curtis and Dylan. I’d recommend it to younger teens who are looking for something outside the magic school scope of novels.” Lara Morgan, Author of the ‘Rosie Black’ series and The Twins of Saranthium
Fraser delivers a convincing, beautifully paced story, which is not only exciting, but emotionally engaged. I enjoyed this very much and will encourage others to read it. Can’t wait for the next title! David Schembri, Author of Beneath the Ferny Tree
“Great read for all ages. Highly recommended.… Bought this for my 12yr old niece for Christmas but I’m reading it! …Perfectly suited to 9-15yr olds or kids of all ages depending on their reading abilities, as well as adults.” C Smith, USA
“This is a wonderful story, incredibly exciting with interesting characters. I thoroughly enjoyed it. A fabulous author to look out for! My two teenage boys loved it too.” S Thorpe, UK