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Title Medusa Island
Author Stuart and Linda Macfarlane
Age Range 9 – 12
Brief Description Fantastic fiction adventure story for children, teenagers and adults.

Evil Doctor X has discovered that a mix of modern science and ancient magic can change the DNA of people and animals turning them into mythical creatures.

He has turned all the inhabitants of the tiny island of Gogha into evil mythical creatures.

Eleven year old Mellissa, who has been turned into Medusa, escapes from the island and looking for help – but anytime anyone looks at her they turn to stone.

She meets Simon and Ross who, luckily, are wearing sunglasses and not affected by her powers.

Now it is up to the three children to stop the evil Doctor X and save the world.

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