Shark Island

Shark Island

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Hanna, Ned and their parents are on the holiday of a lifetime on the paradise island of Kaitan. But the idyll is shattered when pirates come in the night, burning their house and kidnapping their mother and father. The children are stranded, and don't even know if their parents are alive or dead ...In this action-packed adventure, there is no one to help. Survival and escape are up to Hanna and more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 26mm | 258.55g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192729012
  • 9780192729019
  • 392,089

Review quote

A world of adventure without leaving the house. Sir Ranulph Fiennes Shark Island is exactly the sort of adventure thriller I would have devoured when I was a youngster. It has all the ingredients ... emotional highs and lows ... and the wonderful idea of two scared kids forced to be action heroes to rescue the unfortunate adults. Reminiscent of Treasure Island this is a wonderful adventure story set in the modern world with love, loss, the menace of violent pirates, the nightmare of darkly threatening jungle and the fear of a suddenly alien lonely world, all challenged by the constancy, courage and togetherness of two children ... A cracking read. Joe Simpson, mountaineer and author of Touching the Voidshow more

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56 ratings
3.57 out of 5 stars
5 18% (10)
4 38% (21)
3 34% (19)
2 5% (3)
1 5% (3)

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