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Island of Fog (Book 1)
     

Island of Fog (Book 1)

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by Keith Robinson
 

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A lonely, foggy island is home to eight families. Twelve-year-old Hal and his friends have always wondered what happened all those years ago on the mainland, that unseen place Out There beyond the fog, and after an astonishing discovery in the woods the children are more determined than ever to find out what their parents are hiding. But their lives are turned upside

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A lonely, foggy island is home to eight families. Twelve-year-old Hal and his friends have always wondered what happened all those years ago on the mainland, that unseen place Out There beyond the fog, and after an astonishing discovery in the woods the children are more determined than ever to find out what their parents are hiding. But their lives are turned upside down when Abigail reveals her closely guarded secret. According to her, the children are slowly changing into monsters! Are they freaks of nature, or subjects of a sinister experiment?

Each child reacts differently to his or her unique monstrous transformation; after all, one may feel proud to be a dragon, faerie, or centaur, but who in their right mind wants to be a sadistic manticore or cowardly harpy?

ISLAND OF FOG is a story of intrigue and conspiracy. The reader follows Hal Franklin as he struggles to accept that he and his friends are something more than ordinary children, and that their parents have been covering up the truth the whole time. With their trust shaken and the unexpected arrival of a strange woman from Out There, the children hide their frightening shapeshifting abilities and pretend nothing is wrong.

Editorial Reviews

Piers Anthony
This is a juvenile novel featuring twelve year old children who are confined with their parents on an island perpetually shrouded by fog. The story is of the mystery of the fog and their residence within it. What is going on? Slowly they find out. I loved this novel; it starts interesting, develops tension, and concludes with reasonable explanations that relate to the whole world. It is evidently the first of a series. It should be some series.
http://www.hipiers.com/09july.html - Piers Anthony
This is a juvenile novel featuring twelve year old children who are confined with their parents on an island perpetually shrouded by fog. The story is of the mystery of the fog and their residence within it. What is going on? Slowly they find out. I loved this novel; it starts interesting, develops tension, and concludes with reasonable explanations that relate to the whole world. It is evidently the first of a series. It should be some series.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011842771
Publisher:
Unearthly Tales
Publication date:
04/24/2009
Series:
Island of Fog , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
218
Sales rank:
2,483
File size:
445 KB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Keith Robinson is a writer of fantasy fiction for children and young adults. His debut novel, ISLAND OF FOG, has received extremely positive feedback from children and adults alike, including Piers Anthony (best-selling author of the Magic of Xanth series).

Visit UnearthlyTales.com for more information about other books in this series.

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Island of Fog 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
HSutherlin More than 1 year ago
This book kept me turning pages furiously into the night. Excitement, mystery, secret powers and bizarre monsters. It has everything a fantasy lover could want! I would recommend this book to readers over fourth grade and I just know my kids are going to eat it up. Personally, I don’t know many adults who wouldn’t enjoy this book, too. The ending is a complete surprise (Kudos, Mr. Robinson, on that excellent turn of events, by the way) and I was happy to discover that this was only the first book in an extensive series. Happy news for fans like me who can’t get enough.
IR More than 1 year ago
It's hard enough being twelve and dealing with the unavoidable changes starting to manifest as one slowly develops into adulthood. Imagine adding to these a sudden transformation into another being! This is what Hal and his seven friends face on the Island of Fog, a place where these eight friends have lived all their lives. Shrouded in a mysterious fog, this island is home to only these eight children and their parents. Hal and his friends are determined to find answers to explain their transformations and also the mysterious fog. Keith Robinson takes us on an intriguing journey with a chockfull of surprises on the way. The Island of Fog is page turner and I look forward to reading the sequel.
indiebrag More than 1 year ago
We are proud to announce that Island of Fog by Keith robinson is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells you that this book is well worth your time and money!
Anonymous 20 days ago
I shall start off ny saying I am not a fan of middle school literature, due to its usually highly melodramatic drama. And as you can imagine, I was very surprised when I read it with the initial thought "well, lets try it" and instead was hooked into the story. The author mercifully spares us all the mellodrama that is so cliched in books generally written for this age group, and instead delves deeper and explores the emotions of the character. How do they feel about being kept in the dark? What is their motivation for doing what they do? I appreciate this depth of story, which, in this age of cheap paperbacks, is a gem of true literary genius; truly a work of art, to be cherished and savored by all who read it. Read on, book fans, wherever you are. --GadZooks
Anonymous 10 months ago
Decent premise. Enough to make me consider the next book
224perweek More than 1 year ago
It started off at little slow and confusing but once it got going.....wow....it did not stop. What a great story. I love the whole post-apocolyptic/mythical creature fantasy combination. Very unique. I really like the character Abigail. Her attitude reminded me alot of myself at that age. Overall a fun and action packed book good for all ages.
MammyOaklee More than 1 year ago
What a fantastical fantasy! A twelve year old boy, Hal, and his friends get caught up in a mystery on the island of which they were born on, and presently live. They grew up on the island and had never ventured off because of tragedy that occurred on the mainland before they were born, or so they were told. These observant pre-teens started getting suspicious because their curious questions of the past are always side-stepped. Just as they start their conquest to find the answers to their questions, one by one, they start getting plagued by individualistic symptoms of the oddest kind! This only triggers more mystery, and more questions! What is happening to them? Why do they live on an island and are forbidden to go to the mainland? Why do their parents keep asking about ‘changes’? Island of Fog has it all! It is loaded with young friends and family, shapeshifters, manitcores, goblins, centaur, mermaids, sea serpents and more! This is only book one in a series by Keith Robinson. Awesome! I will be getting more of them! I rate this for children 9 years and up.
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DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Somewhere, beyond the fog is another world, full of mystery, sunshine, and a deadly virus, but is that all? Eight children have lived their lives on a tiny island with their families, isolated from the outside world, learning of it only through books. Can you imagine not having electricity? No cellphones? For these children, even indoor plumbing with hot water is only something they’ve “heard” about! Island of Fog by Keith Robinson is a fantasy adventure that begins when Hal and his buddy Robbie make a discovery that causes them to question everything they have ever known about their lives! And then, there is the island bully, what’s going on with him? One by one these children each begin to notice that they are changing, no just growing up, but REALLY changing-into monsters, or really, into creatures out of fairytales and fantasy! True to form for a group of twelve-year-old kids, they (almost) fearlessly set out to solve the mystery of their freakish abilities! Can they trust anyone over twelve? Who is this stranger who has come into their midst? Should they hide what they are learning about themselves from the adults? Are they freaks meant for a laboratory? What would happen if they could stop the fog? Each and every question they raise adds fuel to their burning desire to ferret out the answers and sends them on the beginnings of an adventure they could never have dreamed of! Author Keith Robinson must have channeled his inner child when he sat down to create Island of Fog! The world he’s built is like a kid magnet, full of imagination and endless possibilities for a young mind to latch on to. His characters? You’ll find them all wherever middle grade kids are gathered! Their personalities are as diverse as the forms they take, but they learn to work together and utilize the strengths of each child. Even the island bully isn’t as tough as he pretends and gets called upon to be part of their “gang.” Island of Fog is fun, its adventurous, its creative, its wonderful reading for ALL ages and, as Book One of the Island of Fog series, it’s the start to something fantastic! A Great Chapter Book for Summer Reading! My ONLY complaint? How come kids get all the cool creatures to shift into?
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This book is a wasre of my time. I fell asleep on the 6 chapter one time. I am telling i hate it but you might like it........ Or not.