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Welcome to the World of

Elastic Island Adventures!


This is the official website for the Elastic Island Adventures books by Karen McMillan. Find out about all the books, author Karen, watch the videos, listen to Suzy Cato read from Rainbow Cove, find out about upcoming events and do some fun activities!

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Who is your favourite character? 
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Elastic Island Adventures: Rarotonga


The children travel with Blong the Cat and Heathcliff the Dog to beautiful Rarotonga. They are expecting to relax in the sun, but it’s not long until they run into problems. Firstly, Mighty Moko, the resident grumpy gecko who lives in their room, is determined to get rid of them, no matter what! But his annoying antics are quickly surpassed when all the black pearls on the island are stolen in a brazen heist, the thief leaving clues scattered around the island. The children are determined to solve the clues, but even with the help of the wise Mana Tiaki, will they be successful? Will the people of Rarotonga ever see their precious black pearls again?

Tell us who your favourite character is from the series, and why, and you could win some books! MORE INFO HERE!

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Blong the Cat's Costume Caper

​Blong goes shopping to buy a special outfit to wear to a wedding, but not everyone likes his choices. A story of costumes, numbers and dancing, all wrapped up in a bow of kindness.

Karen and her husband adopted their real-life cat, Blong, from Vanuatu and took him to live with them in Auckland. Just like the fictional cat, Blong loves cuddles and music.

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'A fast-paced, original story aimed at readers eight to 12.' North & South Magazine

​'From Karen McMillan comes Port Mugaloo, the second in her Elastic Island Adventure series aimed at kids aged 8-12. Her stories about four children going off on holiday on their own and having adventures are reminiscent of the Famous Five but these are more fantastical and told with a quirky sense of humour.'

NZ Herald pick as one of the best children's book series!

The Quokka Logic and Baking Book was the prestigious third place winner in the Baking Books Category in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2023. 

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