Hoakes Island, a fiendish puzzle adventure

ISBN 9781786270337

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by Helen Friel and Ian Friel

Henry Hoakes has gone missing and Hoakes Island Amusement Park is in grave danger.  This notebook, a hastily assembled collection of diary entries, notes, puzzles and clues, is the only key to find out what’s happened to Henry and stop the dastardly developers who want to knock down the park.

Solve the puzzles and discover keys and clues as you travel around the island on a quest to rescue Rita the anteater, Granville the gorilla and the rest of the talking animals who live there.  It’s a race against time that only a puzzle master can win!

This ingenious and immersive puzzle adventure comes with a fold-out map of Hoakes Island and a special red lens to discover secret messages and clues. Can you solve the mystery and save Hoakes Island?  We’re counting on you!

  • Quarterbinding with PLC (hardcover)
  • 115 illustrations
  • 64 pages
  • Size: 255 x 185 mm

Recommended for ages 7-11 years (grades 2-5).

Hardcover.  Published by Laurence King.

Please note that this version of Hoakes Island is in English, but it is available elsewhere in German.  One may also purchase the book in English, and refer to the online version of the map in German, for German language study, found here.



About the Authors:

Helen Friel is a freelance paper engineer and illustrator, living and working in London.  Her commercial clients include Vogue, The Telegraph, Ted Baker and Time magazine.  She is also the author of Midnight Creatures: A Pop-Up Shadow Search.

Ian Friel became a freelance writer and historian in 2007, after a long career in museums.  He has published several books on maritime history, and has co-written Billy Bow, a musical set during the Napoleonic Wars.  Hoakes Island is his first children’s book, written with his daughter, Helen Friel.