New book follows three young Aussies as they discover Atlantis

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Bob Hodge announces publication of ‘The Grandkids’ Guide to Atlantis’

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Readers can follow three cousins on the adventure of a lifetime to find long-lost magical Atlantis, in the new book “The Grandkids’ Guide to Atlantis” (published by Balboa Press AU) by Bob Hodge. They begin the journey stuck in personal problems, Atlantis an unwanted distraction. But Aboriginal Chris discovers startling links to Atlantis. Demi finds inspiration for her troubled life from the Goddess. Alex’s “nerdery” becomes key to recovering amazing ancient science. Atlantis changes their lives, as their lives change the meaning of Atlantis.

At first their grandfather guides them, an expert on the ancient world, with digital technologies that make the ancient world come alive. But he was dead, wasn’t he? Or just the world’s most advanced AI? Either way, he implodes before they reach Atlantis, leaving the young cousins to solve the mystery of Atlantis on their own. And they do.

This book is a story about three modern young heroes finding meaning for their lives. It’s a trip through tourist icons like Athens’ Acropolis and Egypt’s Pyramid, fact-checked by the grandfather, on their way to the “greatest tourist destination on the planet,” Atlantis. Readers will be with the cousins as they stand on Atlantis knowing where it is, and what catastrophe destroyed it.

The book is available for purchase on Amazon at

“The Grandkids’ Guide to Atlantis”
By Bob Hodge
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 296 pages | ISBN 9781504319362
E-Book | 296 pages | ISBN 9781504319355
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Bob Hodge is an emeritus professor in communications at the University of Western Sydney, with a doctorate from Cambridge University, a fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities. He has written 22 scholarly books and more than 100 scholarly articles, but this is his first novel for young adults.

Balboa Press Australia is a division of Hay House, Inc., a leading provider in publishing products that specialise in self-help and the mind, body and spirit genre. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the Author Solutions self-publishing model. For more information or to start publishing today, visit or call 1800 050 315. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter and “Like” us at

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