Gaylynn Leslie Travis Tells the Adventures of a Young Boy and His Mystical Rope in New Book

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The story of Tecan and his special gift that opens up to a whole new and exciting world.

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While walking along the shoreline of his grandparents’ beach house, just down the coastline from Raglan, a young boy is deep in thought about how he is going to spend his school holidays. He is thinking about what kind of adventure he would like to have. He is going to be twelve years old and his grandparents had asked him what he would like for his birthday.

The Adventures of Tecan written by Gaylynn Leslie Travis is an exhilarating story about Tecan, a young boy who is given a special gift that opens up to a whole new and exciting world. He was given a mystical rope by Leyah, a mermaid he saved from being trapped beneath a large rock by the sea. She gave him a very special rope which he can use to capture clouds then ride and control it. But he must also not tell anyone about Leyah and the special rope she has given him.

Tecan can’t believe everything that happened to him was all real. The magic rope was also something he wouldn’t have believed if he hadn’t seen it for himself. His vacation on his grandparents place is filled with exciting and dangerous adventures with his friends.From being caught in a smugglers’ cave to exploring shipwrecks, he and his friend, Jimmy, soar to new heights up in the clouds.

The Adventures of Tecan takes readers on a light fantasy and suspense journey that reflects upon family life in today’s busy world. From beginning to end, readers will be taken to the incredible journey of a young boy who experiences one school holiday he will never forget.

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About the Author
Born in Greytown New Zealand. Gaylynn Leslie Travis grew up and went to school with her identical twin sister Yvonne in Carterton. While growing up, her main interests were riding horses, swimming and reading. She now lives with her husband Geoff in the rural Ngakuru district south of Rotorua. She has three children, two step children and six grand children. She has always enjoyed writing but with the realities of raising her three children it wasn't until 10 years ago, inspired by her children, she started Tecan's Adventures. Then later, was encouraged by her husband and mother to complete the book.

The Adventures of Tecan * by Gaylynn Leslie Travis
The Mystical Rope
Publication Date: May 1, 2013
Trade Paperback; NZ$34.99; 127 pages; 978-1-4836-2980-3
Trade Hardback; NZ$54.99; 127 pages; 978-1-4836-2981-0
eBook; NZ$3.99; 978-1-4836-2982-7

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at 0800-891-366. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (09) 353-1455 or call 0800-891-366.

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