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.
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!
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.