Maya Papaya

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11-year-old Maya Papaya has a tail. That’s right, a tail...and stranger still, it seems to have a mind of its own. Maya's tail is a big secret and she has to wear these itchy tail pants and can’t have sleepovers or go swimming like the other kids. She still lives a fairly normal life with Mr. Norbert, though...until a knock on the door puts events in motion that send her across the world. More

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About Hunter T. Castle

Hunter T. Castle has lived or spent considerable time in India, Vancouver B.C., Albuquerque, Portland-OR, Los Angeles, Seattle, New York, San Diego, Prague, London, Berlin, Sydney and Poland. The author currently lives in San Francisco, California, writing full time, playing with dogs, rabbits, owls and chickens...and occasionally chasing monkeys. For more information about Hunter T. Castle, visit the author’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/HunterTCastle

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Reviews

Review by: Coral Russell on Feb. 19, 2012 : star star star star star
Great story! It was so interesting I read it in one day. I couldn’t stop reading. It reminded me of Avatar only it took place in India. I recommend the story from ages 10 and up. Even grown ups would like this story. It is fantasy/adventure with a lot of action. I can’t wait for the sequel. Review written by 11 year old girl.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Banty Hen Publishing on Dec. 31, 2011 : star star star star star
I thoroughly liked the story of Maya Papaya, but this is a tough book to categorize. The best I can come up with is a fruit-salad type mixture (not unlike Maya’s name!) that tosses in The Island of Dr. Moreau, Johnny Quest, Spy Kids, even a dash of Home Alone.

Maya’s early life is shrouded in mystery. She lives with her guardian, Mr. Norbert, who instructs her never to show her four-foot long prehensile tail. Even more interestingly, Norbert disappears for short periods of time into the attic, where she’s forbidden.

Until the day comes that Mr. Norbert is called away for a few hours...and Maya’s curiosity gets the better of her. Her shocking discovery in the attic leads to her questioning who – and what – she really is. And no sooner does she start trying to figure this than she’s placed on a ship to India in order to...

...well, you’ll just have to read the book, won’t you?

Intriguing and fun, with action and mystery that’s perfect for kids or young adults.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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