The islanders / Mary Alice Monroe ; with Angela May.
- ISBN: 1534427279
- ISBN: 9781534427273
- Physical Description: 293 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Aladdin, 2021.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references.
"From New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe comes a beautiful story of friendship, loss, and the healing power of nature in her first book for middle grade readers. Eleven-year-old Jake's life has just turned upside-down. His father was wounded in Afghanistan, and his mother is going to leave to care for him. That means Jake's spending the summer on tiny Dewees Island with his grandmother. The island is a nature sanctuary - no cars or paved roads, no stores or restaurants. To make matters worse, Jake's grandmother doesn't believe in cable or the internet. Which means Jake has no cell phone, no video games... and no friends. This is going to be the worst summer ever! He's barely on the island before he befriends two other kids - Macon, another 'summer kid,' and Lovie, know-it-all who lives there and shows both Jake and Macon the ropes of life on the island. All three are struggling with their own family issues and they quickly bond, going on adventures all over Dewees Island. Until one misadventure on an abandoned boat leads to community service. Their punishment? Mandatory duty on the Island Turtle Team. The kids must do a daily dawn patrol of the beach on the hunt for loggerhead sea turtle tracks. When a turtle nest is threatened by coyotes, the three friends must find a way to protect it. Can they save the turtle nest from predators? Can Jake's growing love for the island and its inhabitants (be they two-legged, four-legged, feathered, or finned) help to heal his father?"-- Amazon
|Target Audience Note:||
Ages 8 to 12. Aladdin.
Decoding demand: 93 (very high) Semantic demand: 100 (very high) Syntactic demand: 78 (high) Structure demand: 88 (very high) Lexile
|Study Program Information Note:||
Accelerated Reader AR MG 3.8 9 512363.
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|Subject:||Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
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Natural areas > Juvenile fiction.
Sea turtles > Juvenile fiction.
Turtles > Juvenile fiction.
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