Beverley, Elizabeth, Kevin, Gerard and his cat visit the mysterious Lady Island, expecting some adventure and a little danger. But nothing prepares them for their encounter with the strange inhabitant of the island.
Beverley, a bit of a snob, cooks up a plot to visit the island off the coast. She manages to convince the somewhat cautious Elizabeth and her slob of a brother, Gerard, to come along. A surprise companion is Kevin, the cool guy who works in the local shop. This motley crew must find ways to support each other and put up with one another's shortcomings, when they become stranded on the island and encounter a strange inhabitant.
'Not only one of the best Irish children's books of the year, but I honestly think one of the best Irish children's books we've ever had, full stop ...It's an amazingly clever book.'
'a magical and funny adventure about growing up and knowing yourself.'
'It would be hard to overpraise this book. The characters are drawn with sensitivity and humour, the story, the stories within a story, are compelling, the location is fresh and vivid, and the novel is quite beautifully written. In the very best sense, it is an old-fashioned tale.'
'appealing tale ... particularly suitable as a class novel ... for younger children it is a simple old fashioned adventure tale while older readers would enjoy exploring the dynamics of adolescent relationships'
'rightly deserves a place on every child’s shelf'
'has a poetic flow and beauty of language'
'I had forgotten just how good this book is'
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