The Lost Medallion is the second of six books in the Banana Chronicles series. The colorful island life of Mon-Ki Key is depicted through tales of fishing, surfing, clues to a legendary treasure, and most importantly this time, the story behind the fantastic storm that changed everything. The vibrant blending of tales by Timothy Brower and dazzling illustrations by Agus Progago portray the positive interactions of the island's whimsical characters. In Mon-Ki Key, fairness and respect are the rules of the land while all set on a wonderful island with a lively bustling village. Monkey trades his daily catch of fish for not only the things he needs such as roof thatch, food for his pet bird, but also for something far greater: An opportunity to help the conservation of his beloved Island. Readers of all ages will appreciate the values and experiences introduced through Monkey's adventures, creating an excitement for adventure through a nice balance of fairness, ethics, and social responsibility. “I was on a tropical fishing trip with my family, and decided to use the island we were staying on as inspiration for that night's bedtime story,” explains Brower. “Immediately after the story, my daughter told me she could see every detail in color when Monkey was using his tail, feet, and hands to catch fish faster than any ten men. As a father who is committed to teaching my children about positive values, confidence and being of upstanding character, I started to generate a winning formula for what is now Banana Chronicles.” Continuing, “I called on five talented illustrators from four continents to produce the first book of the series that turned into stunning award-winning vibrant illustrations that molded the island and characters we know today. The goal right from the outset has been to make children feel like they are actually on the island, an immersion that will help them soak up the book's positive messages and take on the world with gusto.” Now Agus Projago and Timothy Brower have taken The Lost Medallion to an entire different level. Brower and his team are far from finished – there are four more volumes in the works. Book three, Mean Wild Chickens, is an extraordinary one of a kind treasure also due for imminent release. In the meantime, The Lost Medallion, from Fast Turtle Publishing, will be available in August, 2017.
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