The Vanishing Island by Barry Wolverton
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 7
Genre: Historical fiction/fantasy
Series: Chronicles of the Black Tulip (Book 1)
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Walden Pond Press (September 1, 2015)
Source: ARC from publisher
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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My Thoughts on The Vanishing Island:
Some people have the knack for telling a great story, and Barry Wolverton is one of them. The Vanishing Island reminded me of Pirates of the Caribbean in a lot of ways. I loved it. Fair warning though, it has some pretty scary parts and some violence, so make sure your child can handle it before you give it to them.
This is the first book in a series, so the ending is left open for the next installment, but don’t let that turn you off. Strong characters and a great adventure made this book a riveting tale.
Bren has always wanted adventure, and he soon gets his wish when the charismatic admiral agrees to take him on board his ship. But what starts as an exciting trip soon turns deadly. Bren learns that things are rarely what they seem and people are seldom whom they appear to be.
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