An Island Of Our Own

an island of our ownSiblings, seventeen-year-old Jonathan, ten-year-old Holly, and six-year-old Davy have to look after themselves since their mum died. Jonathan has turned down his place at university to work in a café to care for Holly and Davy. Their wealthy and eccentric Aunt Irene passes away and leaves them some photographs that might lead to an inheritance, and Holly is determined to find the hidden treasure. On their quest, using the modern technology of a Maker Space to find clues, they meet a wide variety of people and travel across England and Scotland. Holly, who narrates the story, is optimistic and spunky. Jonathan is strong, nerdy, and cool. References to Dr. Who, The Hobbit, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and The Chronicles of Narnia; short chapters; and likeable characters help make this contemporary adventure about the strength of family and kindness of others a lot of fun. mjw
Title: An Island Of Out Own
Author: Sally Nicholls
: Scholastic Children’s Books
: 2015
Original Language
: English
: 978-1407-12433-9
Paperback pages
: 240
Age range
: 11up
: Fiction
Book setting
: England, Orkney Islands, Scotland
Author’s ethnicity
: English
Author’s residence
: Oxford, UK
: 2015 IBW Children’s Fiction Award, 2015 Guardian Children’s Fiction Longlist
Subjects:  Brothers and sisters, Discovery, Humor, Maker spaces, Mysteries, Photographs, Technology

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