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Seekers of the Lost Boy

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"What is that?" Simon narrowed his eyes, trying to make out the object at the water's edge. It was probably nothing. Except... it glowed.

Set in Cape Town, South Africa, Seekers of the Lost Boy is an adventure that brings a homeschooling family face to face with the atrocities of their apartheid past.

It begins when 12-year-old Simon finds a bottle on the water's edge durin
Paperback, 194 pages
Published May 3rd 2013 by Naledi
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Stephanie Landsem
Aug 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Seekers of the Lost Boy, by Taryn Hayes is a great read for my pre-teen children, packed full of mystery, history, adventure, and a message. It engaged me from the first page with a setting that Americans rarely see—Cape Town, South Africa—and an opening that grabbed me attention—finding a message in a bottle. Who hasn’t wished for that when they go to a beach?

Taryn Hayes begins with a message in a bottle and through skillful storytelling, delves into the tragedy of apartheid and one boy’s journ
Dave A Walker
May 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a delightful children's book designed as a "living book" (one that gives information as the child reads it). It is a warm family adventure story which takes the family into the history of the infamous forced removals of the 'Coloured' population from District Six in Cape Town in the 1960s. It is a Christian book which provided captivating reading to the end through the adventures and the mysteries (How did a bottle with a message land up on Muizenberg Beach? Who was the author and why di ...more
Jul 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was an easy read. What made it interesting to me, was the timeframe and history in which the story happens, as I am familiar with both. This writer has an excellent writing style and I will definitely read any other books of her. The religious part of the book didn't bother me, as I believe as well. But it might become a bit much for other readers. However I don't think the writer must change what she writes about. It clearly came from the heart. To me this book was different from what I no ...more
Jun 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Amazing and captivating, with a brilliant Godly message.
Helen Viorel
Aug 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An amazing book... PS i live in Cape Town
Paul Bodmer
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Quick and easy read. Really enjoyed the variety of humor and "whoa it's getting emotional now" times in the book. Very Gospel focused and encouraging.
Jun 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Brilliant first attempt. I loved the historical elements having grown up in the same era. Will definately read more from Taryn.
Kate Motaung
Feb 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a delightful, well-written and educational story. A longer review I've written can be found here:
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TARYN HAYES lives in Cape Town, South Africa with her husband, Craig and their four children. The bulk of her days involves mothering and teaching the kids, using an eclectic mix of homeschooling materials and a little bit of neglect!

Thanks to the excellent books Taryn and her children have been exposed to through their literature-based homeschooling experience, Taryn's future dreams of writing s
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