A chapter book for young readers illustrated by David Mackintosh.
Roland's family is always entering competitions . . . they won a miracle gadget once, except they couldn't put it together, and there was the soak-it hose that could water their garden - if only they had one. And winning that last competition was so embarrassing that Roland would just rather never go to school again . . .
He can't help being interested in the new competition though. FIrst Prize is a two-storey house on the Paradise Coast . . . he could even have his own basketball ring. But Roland finds that Paradise isn't always as good as it looks in the brochures . . . and life is what you make it.