The Coral Island [NOOK Book]

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Three boys, fifteen-year-old Ralph Rover, eighteen-year-old Jack Martin, and fourteen-year-old Peterkin Gay, are the sole survivors of a shipwreck on the coral reef of a large but uninhabited Polynesian island. At first their life on the island is idyllic; food, in the shape of fruits, fish and wild pigs, is plentiful, and using their only possessions, a broken telescope, an iron-bound oar and a small axe, they fashion a shelter and even construct a small boat.

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Overview

Three boys, fifteen-year-old Ralph Rover, eighteen-year-old Jack Martin, and fourteen-year-old Peterkin Gay, are the sole survivors of a shipwreck on the coral reef of a large but uninhabited Polynesian island. At first their life on the island is idyllic; food, in the shape of fruits, fish and wild pigs, is plentiful, and using their only possessions, a broken telescope, an iron-bound oar and a small axe, they fashion a shelter and even construct a small boat.

In this adult edition of the children's classic, three English boys, shipwrecked on a deserted island, create an idyllic society despite typhoons, wild hogs, and hostile visitors. Then evil pirates kidnap one of the youths whose adventures continue among the South Sea Islands.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781627552073
  • Publisher: Wilder Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/9/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 230
  • Sales rank: 582,511
  • File size: 927 KB

Meet the Author

R. M. Ballantyne (1825–1894) was a Scottish young adult fiction writer. He wrote more than 80 books including The Pirate City. John Boyne is the author of many books, including The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2005

    In reality

    Coral reef is a fasinating fictional adventure. Althought it portrays a beautiful image of a paradise, it creates a thirst quenchable only by reality. The adventure portrays three boys who live in bliss, but the nature of humans is not realistic. Agreeing with William Golding, I agree the the book is enjoyable, yet far from the truth.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2003

    OUTSTANDING!

    Each of the characters brings something entertaining to this oustanding book.Ralph with his unfailing use of cool logic in the face of danger,Peterkin jests whenever possible and has a never ending compassion to his companions,and then there is Jack who is as brave as he is hot tempered.This is a story of which will stay in a readers mind long after they finish it!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2000

    One of the most interesting books I've ever read

    I had to read this book as a summer assignment. I have to admite that I don't like reading, but unlike the other books I read, this one I found quite interesting. The story is adout these three kids stranded on an island fighting to survive. The story is packed with excitment from beginning to end, and I'm very glad I chose this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2003

    The Coral Island

    All hope is lost when three friends-- Ralph, Jack, and Peterkin-- are the only survivors of a horrendous shipwreck. The three are most depressed when they come to the conclusion that they have landed on an uncharted island and that no ships ever pass this island. After they accept they are stranded, they are glad to be on such a beautiful island. They rely on Mother Nature to supply them with food. During their three years on this blissful island, not one boy gets sick. R.M. Ballantyne creates life on an island so paradisiacal that the reader won't want to put the book down. I would recommend this book to anyone who has read Treasure Island and enjoyed it. Ages ten or over is the ideal age for potential readers.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2000

    The Classic tale Of Survival and Pirates too

    This is one of the best books i ever read. With only an axe, telescope, oar, and broken penife, 18 year old jack,15 year old Ralph and 13 year old Peterkin face an uninhabited island- at least until the canibals come. They leave, and pirates come- and capture Ralph. For months Ralph is forced to serve the pirate captain. But then he captures the ship and sails back to the coral Island. The three boys then sail around the south pacific until they are captured by cannibals and sentenced to death for trying to help an prisoner escape . But a missionary comes and...

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2012

    Lightningstar

    Im being locked out of everywhere were moving! Soon!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2012

    Scat

    Kat kits and creepyscarity cat ma

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