An Island of Our Own

The great Sally gives us Famous Five escapism for the real world. Two kids on the run. One island. Secrecy. Treasure. Danger. We don’t know about you, but we used to really love those Enid Blyton stories where kids would run away to an idyllic secret island. What if that really happened? Would it be like those books. (Hmm, maybe not.) But would it make an equally great story? Yes – and here’s the proof! Since their mum died, the kids in this story have struggled to stay out of care. They need a sanctuary. A dying aunt has one. A real treasure island. It could solve all their problems. But they’re not the only ones looking for it…

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  • Sally Nicholls

    Sally Nicholls was born in Stockton. After graduating in Philosophy and Literature, she took an MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University where she wrote WAYS TO LIVE FOREVER when she was twenty-three. Published in 2008, it won the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize, has been translated into many languages and made into a film. Her second novel, SEASON OF SECRETS, came out in 2010, and ALL FALL DOWN is published in 2012.


    Sally Nicholls won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the North East Award for Ways to Live Forever.

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