THE CASTAWAY is a science fiction adventure story about a father and son reuniting. The son, Torin, ventures into a red magical desert forest with his mom. Along their journey, Torin finds a secret portal leading him to a tropical island. The exact same moment Torin lands on the mythical island, his dad crashes his sailboat through a portal, shipwrecking him on the same island. This short children's novel is based on the popular children's book series, ORION THE STAR. THE CASTAWAY is a whimsical adventure, and a fairy tale connecting to the stars. Constellations like, Orion’s Belt, Canis Major, and Canis Minor, bring this story to life. This is a fun fable full of mermaids, pink dolphins, and the Purple Purse Merman!