Frank and his drama club are off on a dream school trip to perform The Tempest at a festival. But it turns into a nightmare when their ferry is hit by a terrible storm! Half of the actors wash up on a sandy shore and they can't believe their eyes. Is this a desert island? Why is there strange music coming from the forest? Where are the rest of the cast? To Frank, it all sounds strangely like the plot of The Tempest and he hasn't got a clue how they're going to get out of this mess. One thing's for sure ... they've been tripwrecked!
Ross Montgomery is the award-winning children's author of bestselling middle grade fiction and picture books, including Alex, the Dog and the Unopenable Door, Space Tortoise and Max and the Millions. He previously worked as a primary school teacher and now tours the country for school events and festivals. He lives in London.
"Montgomery's riotous parody is a brilliant introduction to one of the Bard's lesser known plays while Mark Beech's anarchic illustrations bring the cast and action to vibrant life. Guaranteed to earn an encore!" -- Lancashire Evening Post "Lots of knock-about fun ... guided for readers of 8 and above but it will give any younger reader a good chuckle" -- The Letterpress Project "This book will have you laughing from beginning to end. Full of fun and fabulous illustrations by Mark Beech, Tripwrecked will entertain any readers regardless of age whilst educating the reader about one of Shakespeare's plays" -- Emma Suffield, librarian "A fantastic little story that was a genuine pleasure to read, one that had a lot of fun with telling its story" -- Trans-scribe, blog