The Lost Island of Tamarind

The Lost Island of Tamarind

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"Maya Nelson isn't your typical thirteen-year-old. She's spent her whole life living on the sea with her marine biologist parents, her younger brother, Simon, and baby sister, Penny. Maya used to love living on a sailboat, but lately, everything feels terribly claustrophobic. Maya longs to go to school on land. To make friends. To lead a normal life. But when a violent storm hits and Maya's parents are washed overboard, life becomes anything but normal. The children manage to steer the boat toward a mysterious island, to a place that doesn't exist on a map. Welcome to Tamarind, where fish can fly, pirates patrol the waters, jaguars lurk, the islanders are at war, and an evil, child-stealing enchantress rules the jungle. Maya never imagined she'd have to face so many dangers. But then, who could have imagined a place like Tamarind?"--Publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Square Fish, Feiwel and Friends, 2017.
ISBN: 9781250103918
1250103916
Call Number: AGUIAR
Characteristics: 437 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Subjects: Fantasy fiction.
Adventure fiction.
War -- Fiction.
Giants -- Fiction.
Pirates -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Islands -- Fiction.

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ilovedancing Jun 19, 2014

I just LOVED this book totally rocked. It is one of my top 5 and it was awesome with all the adventure!

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msherwin
Feb 08, 2013

Really awesome read. The plot is simple and the characters are lovable, so the book really ranks high on my fave read chart.

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ElizabethSummer
Apr 12, 2012

Ahhh! Awesome book! I've only read half of it, but I already know how good it is. I enjoy the closeness between Maya and Simon, and how they both care for each other and Penny as they search for their parents. Helix is awesome. :D I can't wait until my library gets the next book.

Tam_Girl12 Apr 03, 2012

I really liked this book and can not wait to read the next!

0Charlie Mar 10, 2011

I found this novel and its sequel very entertaining. As an adult reader, I appreciated that the author never talked down to its readers. The messages about family and nature are strong but don't beat you over the head. The descriptions are evocative and the story is action-packed. Recommended.

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Mogenta
Feb 14, 2011

Mogenta thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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Mogenta
Feb 14, 2011

well if you read this book,your head will go off the hook.
this book is really magicall,but sertanualy not mechanical.
this book is so good,the whole wide world stood.
this book is not really violent but is really not silent.
this is ny favourite book, my head shook.
this book has a lot of jaguires, but becarefull if there are saphires. :) (: :O :D

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