I’m sure that title threw you off guard, but get this: remember Future Island from way back when? The mysterious book on Amazon by Caroline Laidlaw that had no cover or description? You’ve probably already guessed it – it’s released now. That doesn’t solve the mystery, however.
“Poptropica Future Island Adventure” is a part of the Poptropica English series of content, which isn’t surprising. Pearson seems to be trying to milk what little time they have left with Poptropica. Caroline, as discussed previously, has written other books for Penguin Kids, which seems to have been changed to Pearson Kids.
The book is short, only having 40 pages, so probably won’t have anything really deep when it comes to story. 😛 I haven’t gotten a chance to read it, but from the description, it seems really interesting:
It is one thousand years in the future on the island of Verdana. For Leo, Carla, Tim and Ola, life is sad and boring. There are no trees or animals. The streets are dirty and polluted, and the children are chased by horrible robots! But Ola’s grandfather, Popp, remembers life in the past, before Verdana lost its wildlife. “Something terrible happened one day, a long time ago…” Join Popp and the brave young friends on their exciting adventure to clean up the island and stop the robots.
Verdana Island, huh? Like the font? 😛 Sounds like a Lorax story, but here’s what I’m interested about: Popp tells the kids that “Something terrible happened one day, a long time ago…”. Whaat? Does this relate in any way to the timeline of Poptropica?
WAIT. STOP THE ROBOTS?! DID E. VILE FINALLY COME TO PLANET POPTROPICA WITH HIS ROBOT ARMY? IS LEGENDARY SWORDS COMING BACK?
We’ll just have to see. I’m planning on buying the book soon, and I’ll update you guys when I get it.