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The Lost Island

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Zusatztext Eilis Dillon! an Irish writer! has concocted an A-1 adventure story. The ingredients are familiar! but the final produc... Lire la suite
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Zusatztext Eilis Dillon! an Irish writer! has concocted an A-1 adventure story. The ingredients are familiar! but the final product has the fresh charm of a fine! spring morn in Galway. The New York Times The bookholds the reader enthralled to its conclusion. The Horn Book As original and as full of apprehensive suspense as a Graham Greene entertainment for grown-ups. The New Statesman When Miss Dillon writes of the sea! one can almost get the tang of salt and hear the waves breaking on a rocky shore. The Irish Independent Simply a good writer. Loving and understanding people! and concerned to tell stories that are as exciting as adventure stories should be but in which the events are tied firmly to human possibility. The Time Literary Supplement Her books are remarkable for their distinctive recreation of rural Ireland; the men living close to the land or sea! as farmworkers or fishermen; the women working equally hard in their small houses! caring for their menfolk and their children; and the children themselves! seen essentially as a part of the community with their own place in it and their own chores to carry out at home! having only so much liberty to range the countryside! with its rich wildlife and its possibilities of adventure." Winifred Whitehead Informationen zum Autor EILÍS DILLON (1920-1994) wrote more than thirty books for young people, as well as fiction for adults, including the best-selling historical novel Across the Bitter Sea, about the struggle for Irish independence in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. With few exceptions, her young people's books are set in the west of Ireland, in small communities struggling to make a living on the islands and along the Atlantic coast. As the critic Declan Kiberd wrote in Dillon's obituary: "What Laura Ingalls Wilder did for children's literature in the US, she achieved in Ireland, imparting a sure historical sense in books such as The Singing Cave. That interest in history was a natural expression of her curiosity of mind, and of her family inheritance." RICHARD KENNEDY (1910-1989) illustrated several of Eilis Dillon's books for children. In addition to collaborating on the early design of Puffin Books, Kennedy provided illustrations for several of the press's most celebrated writers, including J. M. Barrie (creator of Peter Pan) and Astrid Lindgren (creator of Pippi Longstocking). His illustrated memoir of working with Leonard and Virginia Woolf in the 1920s was published as A Boy at the Hogarth Press. Klappentext Michael Farrell was forced to grow up quickly after his father disappeared hunting for treasure on the fabled lost island of Inishmananan. Struggling to get by! one evening he and his mother receive a mysterious message from a ragged tramp who stops by their farm. The old man has proof that Michael's father is alive! Although no one seeking the island has ever returned! Michael and his friend Joe board the first boat they can! only to find out it is run by a treacherous gang of sailors. Braving the unknown seas! they embark in a grand search for Michael's missing father! the spectacular fortune! and the island's long-lost secret. Set amid Ireland's picturesque west coast! plots against Michael and the adventures that befall him make this magical and suspenseful narrative a page-turning! rough and tumble adventure story. Zusammenfassung Michael Farrell was forced to grow up quickly after his father disappeared hunting for treasure on the fabled lost island of Inishmananan. Struggling to get by! one evening he and his mother receive a mysterious message from a ragged tramp who stops by their farm. The old man has proof that Michael's father is alive! Although no one seeking the island has ever returned! Michael and his friend Joe board the first boat they can! ...

#8220;Eilis Dillon, an Irish writer, has concocted an A-1 adventure story. The ingredients are familiar, but the final product has the fresh charm of a fine, spring morn in Galway.”—The New York Times

“The book…holds the reader enthralled to its conclusion.”—The Horn Book

“As original and as full of apprehensive suspense as a Graham Greene entertainment for grown-ups.”—The New Statesman

“When Miss Dillon writes of the sea, one can almost get the tang of salt and hear the waves breaking on a rocky shore.”—The Irish Independent

“Simply a good writer…. Loving and understanding people, and concerned to tell stories that are as exciting as adventure stories should be but in which the events are tied firmly to human possibility.” —The Time Literary Supplement

“Her books are remarkable for their distinctive recreation of rural Ireland; the men living close to the land or sea, as farmworkers or fishermen; the women working equally hard in their small houses, caring for their menfolk and their children; and the children themselves, seen essentially as a part of the community with their own place in it and their own chores to carry out at home, having only so much liberty to range the countryside, with its rich wildlife and its possibilities of adventure." —Winifred Whitehead

Auteur

EILÍS DILLON (1920-1994) wrote more than thirty books for young people, as well as fiction for adults, including the best-selling historical novel Across the Bitter Sea, about the struggle for Irish independence in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. With few exceptions, her young people's books are set in the west of Ireland, in small communities struggling to make a living on the islands and along the Atlantic coast. As the critic Declan Kiberd wrote in Dillon's obituary: "What Laura Ingalls Wilder did for children's literature in the US, she achieved in Ireland, imparting a sure historical sense in books such as The Singing Cave. That interest in history was a natural expression of her curiosity of mind, and of her family inheritance."

RICHARD KENNEDY (1910-1989) illustrated several of Eilis Dillon's books for children. In addition to collaborating on the early design of Puffin Books, Kennedy provided illustrations for several of the press's most celebrated writers, including J. M. Barrie (creator of Peter Pan) and Astrid Lindgren (creator of Pippi Longstocking). His illustrated memoir of working with Leonard and Virginia Woolf in the 1920s was published as A Boy at the Hogarth Press.



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Michael Farrell was forced to grow up quickly after his father disappeared hunting for treasure on the fabled lost island of Inishmananan. Struggling to get by, one evening he and his mother receive a mysterious message from a ragged tramp who stops by their farm. The old man has proof that Michael's father is alive!

Although no one seeking the island has ever returned, Michael and his friend Joe board the first boat they can, only to find out it is run by a treacherous gang of sailors. Braving the unknown seas, they embark in a grand search for Michael's missing father, the spectacular fortune, and the island's long-lost secret. Set amid Ireland's picturesque west coast, plots against Michael and the adventures that befall him make this magical and suspenseful narrative a page-turning, rough and tumble adventure story.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: The Lost Island
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9781590172056
ISBN: 978-1-59017-205-6
Format: Livre Relié
Age recommandé: 9 à 12 ans
Editeur: Random House N.Y.
Genre: Enfants et adolescents
nombre de pages: 208
Poids: 349g
Taille: H218mm x B149mm x T17mm
Année: 2006