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An Island of Our Own

Written by Sally Nicholls

Key Stage 3 Family / Home Stories Romance / Relationship Stories

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Shortlisted for the UKLA 2016 Book Award in the 12 - 16 year old category.

Shortlisted for the 2015 Guardian Children's Book prize  From the winner of the Waterstones Children's Book prize comes a new novel about family and friendship. Jonathan, Holly and Davy have been struggling since their mother's death. On a visit to eccentric Great-Aunt Irene, they receive some photographs that could lead them to an inheritance. But they're not the only ones after the treasure...

The following titles have been longlisted for the 2015 Guardian Children's Book Prize
Five Children on the Western Front by Kate Saunders
A Song for Ella Grey by David Almond
My Name’s Not Friday by Jon Walter
Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan
The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
An Island of our Own by Sally Nicholls
El Deafo by Cece Bell
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

This year’s prize is being judged by authors Piers Torday, Jenny Valentine and Natasha Farrant, and chaired by Guardian children’s books editor and Lovereading4kids editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare.  Torday said: “These books are quite simply some of the best writing for children today, from graphic novels to Victorian sequels, Greek myths to the US civil war. Diverse, complex, accessible, experimental, page turning and heart-breaking, they bring young readers the world on a single shelf.”

The winner of the prize will be announced on the 19th November.

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An Island of Our Own Synopsis

Siblings Jonathan, Holly and Davy have been struggling to survive since the death of their mother, and are determined to avoid being taken into care. When the family's wealthy but eccentric Great-Aunt Irene has a stroke, they go to visit her. Unable to speak or write, she gives Holly some photographs that might lead them to an inheritance that could solve all their problems. But they're not the only ones after the treasure...

Book Information

ISBN: 9781407124339
Publication date: 2nd April 2015
Author: Sally Nicholls
Publisher: Scholastic Press an imprint of Scholastic
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 240 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 3
Topics: Family / Home Stories, Romance / Relationship Stories

About Sally Nicholls

I was born in Stockton-on-Tees, just after midnight, in a thunderstorm. My father died when I was two, and my brother Ian and I were brought up my mother. I always wanted to write - when people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I used to say "I'm going to be a writer" - very definite. I've always loved reading, and I spent most of my childhood trying to make real life as much like a book as possible. My friends and I had a secret club like the Secret Seven, and when I was ...

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