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Island of the Aunts - Eva Ibbotson, Kevin Hawkes
Island of the Aunts
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When the kindly old aunts decide that they need help caring for creatures who live on their hidden island, they know that adults can't be trusted. What they need are a few special children who can keep a secret-a secret as big as a magical island. And what better way to get children who can keep... show more
When the kindly old aunts decide that they need help caring for creatures who live on their hidden island, they know that adults can't be trusted. What they need are a few special children who can keep a secret-a secret as big as a magical island. And what better way to get children who can keep really big secrets, than to kidnap them! (After all, some children just plain need to be kidnapped.) Don't miss this wildly inventive and funny read from master storyteller Eva Ibbotson. "Readers will not be able to put [Island of the Aunts] down! A fine choice for fantasy lovers." (School Library Journal, starred review) "Eva Ibbotson does magic, humor, and fantasy for ages 8 to 88+, and you'll wish her books were never-ending, so enchanting are her characters and fiendishly funny her plots!" (Book Sense)
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780142300497 (0142300497)
ASIN: 142300497
Publisher: Puffin
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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JonathanPeto
JonathanPeto rated it
I just finished reading this book to my son, who is nine, and he expressed curiosity about whether there was a sequel, which surprised me. He never complained while I read it, which surprised me first, because Island of the Aunts is not like the books he reads on his own and I myself had some mixed ...
Here There Be Books (BL)
Here There Be Books (BL) rated it
4.0 Island of the Aunts
On the Eva Ibbotson scale of cuteness, this is somewhere between Which Witch? and Journey to the River Sea. There are some really horrible adults, but there are also some really lovely ones. The kids go on a journey of self-discovery, but it's mostly the kind that tells you that you CAN do useful th...
 i eat books
i eat books rated it
5.0 Island of the Aunts
I love her!
The Night Owl
The Night Owl rated it
So far this is the 3rd story I’ve read by Eva Ibbotson, but unfortunately it’s my least favorite. It starts charmingly enough with the Aunts explaining that kidnapping is bad, but in this case it needs to be done. They need someone who will continue on with their legacy of caring for the magical an...
kerry
kerry rated it
An absorbing and mystical book, the kind you want to just leap into. I really aspire to have a secret island, where I can take care of magical creatures and bake all day.Kidnapping was never so enjoyable.
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