Wild Island

  • Filename: wild-island.
  • ISBN: 9781952534850
  • Release Date: 2016-08-24
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Jennifer Livett
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin

'My name is Harriet Adair, and forty years ago on that ship I was Jane Eyre's companion. That voyage also brought me friendship with another intrepid Jane: Lady Franklin. Her husband, Sir John, the Arctic Lion, was Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemen's Land during the six turbulent years when Jane Eyre and Edward Rochester had good reason to be closely interested in the island.' Harriet Adair has come to Van Diemen's Land with Mrs Anna Rochester, who is recovering from years of imprisonment in the attic of 'Thornfield Hall'. Sent to the colony by Jane and Rochester, they are searching for the truth about Anna's past, trying to unearth long-buried secrets. Captain Charles O'Hara Booth, Commandant of Port Arthur Penal Settlement, fears some secrets of his own will be discovered when Sir John Franklin replaces Colonel Arthur as Governor. Franklin and his wife Jane arrive in Hobart Town to find the colony is run by a clique of Arthur's former army officers who have no intention of relinquishing their power. This dazzling modern recreation of a nineteenth century novel ingeniously entwines Jane Eyre's iconic love story with Sir John Franklin's great tale of exploration and empire. A brilliant and historically accurate depiction of Van Diemen's Land society in the 1800s, as well as a vivid portrayal of the human cost of colonisation, Wild Island shows us that fiction and history are not so different after all. Each story, whether it be truth or fiction, is shaped by its teller.

Fight the Wild Island

  • Filename: fight-the-wild-island.
  • ISBN: IND:39000009218418
  • Release Date: 1987
  • Number of pages: 188
  • Author: Ted Edwards
  • Publisher: Salem House Publishers

The author brings this unusual island into sharp focus as he describes his solo walk across it.

The Adirondacks

  • Filename: the-adirondacks.
  • ISBN: 0801869536
  • Release Date: 2002-07-10
  • Number of pages: 198
  • Author: Gary Randorf
  • Publisher: JHU Press

A comprehensive natural history of the Adirondack Park cites its role as a first private-public partnership in the U.S. dedicated to a wilderness protection and profiles its blend of public wildlands, commercial forests, farms, mines, private parks, prisons, scattered homes and villages, and people. Original.

Wild Island

  • Filename: wild-island.
  • ISBN: 9780857902733
  • Release Date: 2016-03-15
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Jane Smith
  • Publisher: Birlinn

This is a book for anyone interested in wildlife, for art lovers, for tourists wanting a memento of their holiday, for everyone who loves the west coast of Scotland. It depicts a year in the life of Oronsay, a remote island that is farmed by the RSPB for the benefit of wildlife, and follows artist Jane Smith, as she attempts to portray the interactions of wildlife, farm animals and human inhabitants. A humorous, first-hand, personal view of island life, both human and otherwise, and is illustrated with Jane Smith’s vibrant and acutely observed sketches, paintings and prints. Themes include: • The trials of a wildlife artist - what does it feel like to sit in a bog all day? What is screen printing? Where are a bird’s knees? Why does Jane always get covered in acrylic paint? • Natural history - from otters to oil beetles, this book is full of wild encounters. • Conservation management - sounds boring? Think of it more as ‘how to grow a peregrine’. Once you start to understand the intricate connections and links involved, it becomes like a fascinating 3D puzzle. • Getting to the island - the interplay of tides, wind, ferries and a strand-crossing mean that travelling to Oronsay is never dull. • West coast living - the ridiculous things that happen when living on a remote island, cut off from the rest of the world.

Seekers Return to the Wild 1 Island of Shadows

  • Filename: seekers-return-to-the-wild-1-island-of-shadows.
  • ISBN: 0061996351
  • Release Date: 2012-02-07
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Erin Hunter
  • Publisher: Harper

As the three bears, Toklo, Lusa, and Kallik, begin their journey home, they encounter new friends and dangerous enemies and must decide which they can trust to help them on their quest.

My Father s Dragon

  • Filename: my-father-s-dragon.
  • ISBN: 9780486782522
  • Release Date: 2013-11-26
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Author: Ruth Stiles Gannett
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation

Young Elmer voyages to Wild Island to rescue a captive dragon by outwitting hungry tigers, cranky crocodiles, and other fierce animals. This charmingly illustrated Newbery Honor Book has delighted generations of readers.


  • Filename: turvytops.
  • ISBN: 0957471742
  • Release Date: 2014
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Cecil Brasher
  • Publisher:

Written in rhyming verses, this book takes the reader on a wild ride through the strange island of Turvytops where everything is not quite right creatures are upside down or back-to-front, volcanoes spew water and mountains are made of ice cream. Here polar bears hate the cold, pandas are mean, cats fly around in flocks and sharks like to sunbath! These hilarious characters a nose-picking rhino, sock-wearing hippos and gerbils in glasses are brought to life by the genius of illustrator, Jim Medway. Written, designed and produced to appeal both parents and children, this new book will capture the imagination of every young child who looks upon its colourful and imaginative pages.

Misty of Chincoteague

  • Filename: misty-of-chincoteague.
  • ISBN: 9781442487994
  • Release Date: 2012-12-11
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Marguerite Henry
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Nobody could capture the Phantom. She was the wildest mare on Assateague Island. They said she was like the wind, that the white “map” on her shoulders was her mark of freedom. Paul and Maureen Beebe had their hearts set on owning her. They were itching to buy and tame her, and worked hard to earn the money that she would cost. But the roundup men had tried to capture her and for two years she had escaped them.... Pony Penning Day holds a surprise for everyone, for Paul not only brings in the Phantom, but her newborn colt as well. Can Paul and Maureen possibly earn enough to buy them both?

Papua New Guinea

  • Filename: papua-new-guinea.
  • ISBN: 0709084498
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 189
  • Author: Howard M. Beck
  • Publisher: Robert Hale Limited

In this book, the earthy narrative introduces the reader to a rugged land of 10,000 colourful tribes, a weird and wonderful bestiary and an adventurous author whose culinary bent finds him dining on python, rat, bat, parrot and insect pupae. .Adventures see Howard one moment standing on the country's highest mountains, the next exploring the mysterious world beneath the jungle in search of the planet's deepest cave. His travels will have the reader warming to tales of archery contests with wild tribesmen, the discovery of macabre burial sites, sorcery in the dead of night and of being invited to live with a tribe in the land of Laughing Death, where the deceased are exhumed and eaten as a mark of respect. -- Publisher details.

Island of the Blue Dolphins

  • Filename: island-of-the-blue-dolphins.
  • ISBN: 9780547488899
  • Release Date: 2010-02-08
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Scott O'Dell
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Far off the coast of California looms a harsh rock known as the island of San Nicholas. Dolphins flash in the blue waters around it, sea otter play in the vast kep beds, and sea elephants loll on the stony beaches. Here, in the early 1800s, according to history, an Indian girl spent eighteen years alone, and this beautifully written novel is her story. It is a romantic adventure filled with drama and heartache, for not only was mere subsistence on so desolate a spot a near miracle, but Karana had to contend with the ferocious pack of wild dogs that had killed her younger brother, constantly guard against the Aleutian sea otter hunters, and maintain a precarious food supply. More than this, it is an adventure of the spirit that will haunt the reader long after the book has been put down. Karana's quiet courage, her Indian self-reliance and acceptance of fate, transform what to many would have been a devastating ordeal into an uplifting experience. From loneliness and terror come strength and serenity in this Newbery Medal-winning classic. In celebration of the book's 50th anniversary, this edition has an introduction by Lois Lowry, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Giver and Number the Stars.

The Wild Robot

  • Filename: the-wild-robot.
  • ISBN: 9780316382014
  • Release Date: 2016-04-19
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Peter Brown
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

Can a robot survive in the wilderness? When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is--but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a fierce storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realizes that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island's unwelcoming animal inhabitants. As Roz slowly befriends the animals, the island starts to feel like home--until, one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her. From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide.

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