New Zealand Maid was the floating home of author Jon Tucker with his wife Barbara and their five sons for many years. During this time they explored New Zealand, the Pacific and Australia, while the boys did their schoolwork by distance education.
The adventures they experienced have provided Jon with sufficient material – both true and imaginary – to write a series of books which are now being enthusiastically received by readers around the world.
Jon’s third book – Those Eco-Pirate Kids – was finalist for the 2015 Australian Environmental Award for Children’s Literature, and the NZ sequel (Those Shipwreck Kids), was released in mid 2017
More about the books (as well as the Tucker family and their sailing adventures) can be found on the following pages.