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Flinders the Reluctant hero

The guinea pig sailing the world that learns to read the newspaper in his cage

Ages 5-10 …but everyone will love it 

What it’s about

In part one of the ‘Flinders’ series we follow the adventures of a small but clever guinea pig named Flinders as he finally gets his own human. 

Twelve-year-old Sandy is no ordinary human either. She and her family are sailing around the world in a lifestyle that’s terrifying for a guinea pig who’s afraid of water. 

While Sandy gets her school lessons on the boat Flinders learns to read by studying the newspapers that line the floor of his home. When Flinders reads about turtle thieves operating in their bay and then witnesses their illegal activity he must somehow alert Sandy to the thieves’ whereabouts before it’s too late. 

Join Flinders on his exciting nautical adventure as he learns the importance of communication quick thinking and standing up for what is right. 

Full of heart and adventure Flinders the reluctant hero is a delightful tale for readers of all ages.

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About the authors

Jim and Jayne Dobbin have enjoyed a life of adventure, borne from a common love of reading. They’ve lived on a sailboat, seen many parts of the world, and travelled extensively around Australia by car, boat, train, motorcycle … and flying their own plane.

In creating a story about an adventurous guinea pig with a passion for learning, they hope to encourage other young adventurers to see the world as a place where curiosity and a willingness to look beyond are openly rewarded.

They are about to embark on their next adventure, sailing around the Great Barrier Reef to research a new book about Flinders, the curious guinea pig.

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