The Last Tuatara
In a large valley lies a geographical feature known as Jelly Mountain. It's called that because of its shape - rather like a jelly having been popped out of its mould. Its straight sides mean the top has never been explored and there are many rumours about strange creatures inhabiting it. Efforts to explore have met with disaster - and this has only made the mystery and fear stronger. Then a light plane crash-lands after buzzing suspiciously around the top of Jelly Mountain ...and twins Jason and Jessy become embroiled in a mystery that is not without danger and which is set to rock the whole world. And what does it have to do with the old journal they found hidden in the wall of the old house on the farm?
Previously published as "The Secret of Jelly Mountain".
Des Hunt, some years back, made the transition from writing textbooks for secondary students to novels for younger readers (shortlisted for NZ Post awards three times), while still maintaining his aims of fostering young peoples' natural interest in the science of their surroundings. Des has authored 14 books in this genre.