NEW YORK – April 7, 2022 – (
Fulton Books author J. Irene Hickey, writer, poet and author, has completed her latest book “Lost! The Adventures of Boomer and Matilda”: a gripping story about a kangaroo and a koala who find themselves lost in a La Texas forest after a crash in a rainstorm inadvertently released them from their crates. Can they go home? Especially now that a journalist, a zoologist and a state trooper are hot on their trail?
Hickey says: “One moment Boomer and Matilda were playing with their friends in the bush in Australia, and the next day they were transported to the Ellen Trout Zoo in Lufkin, Texas! Boomer, a kangaroo from New South Wales, Australia, and Matilda, a koala from Queensland, Australia, had never traveled outside of their home country.On the final leg of their journey, the truck they were being transported in lost control under a violent downpour. As a result, the truck on its side and slid for several feet before coming to a stop. Their boxes were rocked inside the truck, and when the truck stopped sliding, their box doors slid open. opened, as were the doors of the truck itself. Boomer and Matilda, shaken but unharmed, found themselves in an unfamiliar country, in a bad storm, and in darkness.
They were scared, tired, hungry and lost!
They didn’t know it at the time, but they were going to be followed by the zoologist in charge of transporting them to the zoo and the Texas State Trooper trying to solve the mystery of the truck accident. And as if that weren’t enough, an over-enthusiastic journalist seeking fame by “saving” the wildlife community was also hot on their trail.
Two escaped “wild” animals, a passionate journalist, a confused zoologist, and a determined state trooper all cross paths in this first Boomer and Matilda adventure. They were about to embark on an adventure that will change their lives forever!”
Published by Fulton Books, J. Irene Hickey’s gripping fiction takes young readers on a wild ride with Boomer and Matilda as they find themselves on an adventure trying to get back to Australia.
Although this is an illustrated story written for children, it will also entertain readers of all ages! In addition to the colorful illustrations found throughout the book, coloring book pages have been inserted on the back, allowing children of all ages to color Boomer and Matilda’s adventure as they please.
Readers wishing to discover this well-written book can purchase “Lost! The Adventures of Boomer and Matilda” in bookstores worldwide, or online at Apple’s iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes & Noble.
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J. Irene Hickey’s new book ‘Lost! the adventures of Boomer and Matilda’ follows the unexpected adventure of two animals in the wild, the stranger and the unknown