Kate Motaung grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan before spending ten years in Cape Town, South Africa. She is married to a South African and together they have three children. Kate is the author of the e-book, Letters to Grief, hosts the Five Minute Friday blog link-up, and has contributed to several other online publications. She blogs at Heading Home and can be found on Twitter @k8motaung.
“‘What is that?’ Simon half-whispered his thoughts aloud. Ignoring the icy fingers of wind that slipped down his coat neck, he trained his eyes on the strange object at the water’s edge. There was something mysterious about the smooth object embedded in the beach’s shoreline. It glowed.”
Thus begins Taryn Hayes’s new youth novel, Seekers of the Lost Boy, a story set in the Western Cape of South Africa.
The tale focuses on a homeschooling family, the Wards, who embark on a journey to track down the author of the message in a bottle. What they learn in the process about their country and themselves is more than they ever set out to accomplish.
This book, written by Taryn Hayes, is a great book to read with your own children, or to buy as a gift for someone else. If you don’t win the giveaway, or if you want more than one copy to give as a Christmas gift, click here:
My kids (6, 8 and 11) loved reading Seekers of the Lost Boy together and were sad when we got to the end! I hope you and your children enjoy it, too!
Plus, there’s word on the street that a sequel to this first Seekers book is in the mix. Follow author Taryn Hayes on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest news: