Pikpik is from the Philippines. Stevie is from Australia. Together, these two friends have a wonderful time in the lush green Jolly Jungle. Join Pikpik and Stevie as they have fun with their teeny-tiny turtle, but also have some difficult decisions to make.
A delightful celebration of cross-cultural friendship, differences in language and environment, Flash The Teeny-Tiny Turtle is the first in Lynne Castelijn’s Jolly Jungle Kids Adventure series.
About the author
After delighting audiences informally for years with tales from the remote Jolly Jungle bringing up four lively children, Christian missionary Lynne Castelijn shares cultural insights in fun story form.
All her stories are based on of real-life adventures and are designed to entertain, inform and encourage children and parents from all walks of life, but especially Third Culture Kids.
Lynne and her husband, Albert, have worked among the Banwaon indigenous people of the southern Philippines for over 30 years church planting and working on Bible translation. Over the years they have also helped the Banwaon people with medical work, community development and more recently with education.
Working with the Philippines Department of Education and NGO Just Projects International, the Castelijns have developed a junior and senior high school for Banwaon children. They see this as a vital part of helping the health and longevity not only of the Banwaon people as a cultural entity, but for the future of the Banwaon Christian church.
Still fully dedicated to helping the Banwaon indigenous people of Mindanao, Philippines, part of the proceeds of all Lynne’s books go directly to helping Banwaon children with further education.