"A new series for young readers from one of Australia’s best known and much awarded children’s authors. Monty and his friends live on a perfect green and gold dot of an island in a sea that ripples with magic, but chaos erupts when they hear Scary Mary is on the way with her terrible pirate crew. Bunchy comes up with a brilliant idea to make the island invisible, but her new magic wand has a mind of its own with startling consequences! Black and white illustrations throughout make this a fun adventure for 7-9 year olds." - Kay and Mandy


Monty lives on a perfect island in the middle of a magical sea. Sometimes the sea throws up something interesting … and Monty goes on an amazing adventure!

On a tiny island far away, in a sea that ripples with magic, Monty never knows what he might find…

Monty, Tawny and friends receive some startling news: Scary Mary and her pirate crew are on their way, looking for a new island to call home.

What can they do? There's no way they can hide - especially when Bunchy accidentally turns the whole island stripy with her new magic wand.

It's going to take one of Monty's best ideas to save them!

An adventurous and delightful new series from beloved author Emily Rodda.

Monty's Island #1: Scary Mary and the Stripe Spell by Emily Rodda