Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Lost Island of Tamarind (The Book of Tamarind)

The Lost Island of Tamarind (The Book of Tamarind) by Nadia Aguiar
Thirteen-year-old Maya, who has spent her life at sea with her marine biologist parents, yearns for a normal life, but when a storm washes her parents overboard, life becomes anything but normal for Maya, her younger brother and baby sister, as they land at a mysterious, uncharted island filled with danger.

3 comments:

Kirkus Reviews said...

...Spunky kids, perilous pursuits and marine mystery make for a smashing good read.

Jennifer-Lynn Draper said...

...dangerous, magical world where anything is possible and nothing can be fully explained...

librarycat said...

I guess I didn't really like this one. The characters were not very likeable and there were too many weird unbelievable situations (a jaguar-riding witch who kidnaps children to work in her mines, and then makes them listen to her sing opera music? Carnivorous vines that pull the baby out of Maya's backpack without her noticing it?) two stars **