Kayzar is a classic adventure story that crosses time and borders. Josh has been having problems at school since his dad left home, but when his mum takes a wrong turn on a camping trip, Josh makes some extraordinary friends. Together with Manny, 'Max' and her four amazing sisters, Josh learns about life, love and courage.
Key concepts: Connectedness, self worth, choices. Loved by children and adults alike. Ideal for boys or girls aged 9+
Reviews: “Kayzar is an exciting rollercoaster of an adventure from start to finish. Where real world meets fantasy with charming results. Filled with escapades at every turn it is appropriate for both boys and girls. It has strong positive messages without ever resorting to preaching. It is a wonderful book for parents to share with their children, or just read it on their own. It truly is a book for children of all ages. I should know, I’m 46 and loved every minute of it.” David Anthony, 'International Theatre and Event Producer'
“Josh is a troubled ten-year-old when he meets Manny, and it’s under no usual circumstances that the two become friends. From camping by the banks of a river to tumbling into a castle and leading a royal quest, Josh is forced to face challenges from within as well as whatever a magical new world has to throw at him. On his journey, with the help of a host of new friends, Josh discovers who he really is and who he is capable of becoming. Adapting to a different way of life and learning about others as well as himself, Josh must forge his own path and fight alongside his friends to defeat a great evil.
This story explores the beauty and depth of the relationships we can have with our parents and our friends, as well as the messages we carry with us from childhood. At the same time, we go on a rip-roaring adventure that spans worlds and join a fellowship in pursuit of a King’s most prized possession. With lyrical description and imaginative insight, Thomas weaves a magical tale that explores the connections we are capable of across time, despite any distance. A fantastic adventure story and so much more, in its pages we find young friends coming of age and with them we find out what true treasure is made of.” Sara Litchfield, Managing Editor, Right Ink on the Wall.