Who said you can't be in two places at one time? In The Secret World of Farallon, twelve-year-old Eric Doyle gets to go on the underwater adventure of a lifetime while a twin copy of him is left to fill his place on dry land, so that his absence is t questioned. Through an enchanted invitation to play, Eric is magically transformed into an ocean child, and he swims out to sea with a real ocean child, Farallon, as his guide. Underwater, the pair embarks upon a series of thrilling adventures that challenge them, teach them about each other, and reveal the true meaning of friendship. Meanwhile, back on the surface, Farallon has been controlling the twin's mind, giving him a chance to experience life on land, but he isn't having an easy time. Twin Eric meets his own challenges, dodging a wicked dentist and a teenage bully, all while trying to stay dry so he doesn't transform back into an ocean child in front of land-dwellers. A fun, fast, and thoroughly entertaining read, The Secret World of Farallon delightfully depicts the playful young male spirit at a critical time when it is intimidated by the world but also eager to explore it.
Melany Holton has worked as an activities director for the past seventeen years, during which time she has written numerous skits, plays, and stories for children between the ages of nine and twelve years old. Her creations are full of action, adventure, unexpected twists, and lots of laughter, and have been well-received by young and adult audiences alike. Holton resides in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, with her husband Warren, with whom she raised children who are now grown and raising their own families. The couple enjoys camping, traveling, spending time with friends, and, believe it or not, bowling. Blessed with a vivid imagination and a love for writing, Holton penned her debut novel, The Secret World of Farallon, to tell the yet untold fantasy fiction story of the male ocean child. Her next book is already in the making, and promises to be an equally exciting tale of mystery and coming-of-age excitement.