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Isabelle Stewart, 8, publishes 1st adventure book

Moncton Grade 3 student Isabelle Stewart says the idea for her first book, Escape from Darken Hall Castle, started with a doodle.

Young Moncton author will launch her first book Tuesday night at the Aberdeen Cultural Centre

At the age of just 8-years-old Isabelle Stewart of Moncton has written her first book, Escape from Darken Hall Castle. (Vanessa Blanch/CBC)

Moncton Grade 3 student Isabelle Stewart says the idea for her first book, Escape from Darken Hall Castle, started with a doodle.

"I doodle a lot," she said in an interview on Information Morning Moncton.

The eight-year-old began writing the chapter book at the age of seven.

Isabelle Stewart, a student at Edith Cavell School in Moncton has just published her first book, 'Escape from Darken Hall Castle'. 4:25

She says she began adding details to that doodle and eight chapters later she had a story about a prince and a princess who go on a big adventure.

"Their parents are captured by an evil wizard so they go and get their parents back," Stewart said.

Escape from Darken Hall Castle is 8-year-old Isabelle Stewart's first book and is illustrated by Freeda LeBlanc and published by Hikima Press. (Vanessa Blanch/CBC)
She says the adventure includes rats who play a big role in the story.

"They are nice and they pretty much save the parents."

The book, which took Stewart about a year to write, will be launched on Tuesday night at the Aberdeen Cultural Centre in Moncton.

Stewart says she is thinking about a sequel to Escape From Darken Hall Castle and it will "probably" include more rats.

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