Nothing could ruin Kemar and Oshane’s hike into the mysterious Cockpit Country. Nothing except duppies lurking in cotton trees—and their annoying little brother Tyrik. But where duppies can be controlled, little brothers are a whole other story. Before long, instead of seeing the amazing birds and trees he’s read about, Kemar falls for one of Tyrik’s pranks and finds himself lost. Then he is kidnapped. To survive, Kemar must overcome his fears and depend on his cunning and survival skills.
But only Oshane believes that Kemar isn’t just lost. To save his kidnapped brother, Oshane gets help from five Maroon boys who guide him on a perilous journey into the heart of the Cockpit Country. But will they find and rescue Kemar? Or will they be too late?
Lost in the Cockpit Country is a fun, daring adventure about friendship, brotherhood and survival. The novel is a winner of the Jean D’Costa Prize in the Lignum Vitae Writing Awards.