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Baby Island
Baby Island
Author: Carol Ryrie Brink, Helen Sewell (Illustrator)
Twelve-year-old Mary Wallace and her ten-year-old sister Jean survive the wreck of an ocean liner on its way to Australia and manage to make it to a seemingly deserted island in a lifeboat with four babies.
ISBN-13: 9780689717512
ISBN-10: 0689717512
Publication Date: 10/31/1993
Pages: 160
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Aladdin
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 1
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When 12 year old Mary and 10 year old Jean float away from a sinking ship, accompanied by a boat full of babies, it looks doubtful that any of them will survive. But these sisters are not easily discouraged, and when they run aground on a deserted island, they wonder if they will ever get back to civilization. A charming book, with enough suspense to create the "I can't put this book down" feeling for a young reader, and is entertaining with enough humor to make this a favorite for eight to twelve year old children. My daughter and I really enjoyed this one!
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Children's literature (chapter book) - What would you do if you were shipwrecked with four lively babies in the middle of the ocean? Grades 3-4.
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This is the most memorable book from my childhood. It hooked me as a reader. I got in trouble for not getting to the dinner table on time. I stayed up reading under the covers with a flashlight. I ordered a copy once I was an adult and reread it. It's such an innocent book of a different time. I hope my granddaughter will want to read it and find the same joy I did, but in a world of instant communications and so much entertainment I don't know if kids today would enjoy it in the same way.
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My thirteen y/o said an eight or nine y/o might like it more.
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What would YOU do if you were shipwrecked with FOUR babies in the middle of the ocean? Personally i would scream! This book tells about hows two girls survived on an island with no adults and four babies!
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Was great for kids.
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Shipwrecked! For twelve-year-old Mary Wallace and her ten-year-old sister Jean, floating on the sea in a lifeboat seems more like a dream than reality-actually, more like a nightmare. But they're not the only survivors of the ocean liner, sunk on its way to Australia.


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