In the Caribbean

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A family vacation to a tropical isle in the Caribbean gives Archibald and Jockabeb a chance to find out more about elusive Mr. Natonto and the unsolved mystery in the desert. As the boys search for answers, they discover that behind the swaying palms and sandy beaches is a darker and more menacing underworld influenced by the local practices of obeah and voodoo. The boys’ search for the truth seems only to lead to more questions. Just what is going on between Mr. Natonto and Tommy Nat? And—most importantly—what surprise does Tommy Nat have in store for the unsuspecting boys?


When Art Collins retired as a highly successful chairman and CEO of a Fortune 500 company, he didn’t write the book on leadership that many expected. Instead, he decided that penning children’s stories would be far more interesting. Borrowing two characters, Archibald and Jockabeb, from tales told by his father many years before, and drawing up his own rich imagination, Art introduces the two young brothers to an incredible cast of characters – some human, some otherworldly – in locations that range from the mysterious forest behind the boys’ house to the lush and exotic Amazon. Collins honed his stories by running them past his target audience; fourth-graders taught by his brother Geoffrey Collins, who allowed his classes to be used as a focus group over several years. Art currently divides his time between Chicago and the Vail Valley in Colorado.