The Coral Island

The Coral Island

by Robert Michael Ballantyne
4.7 19

NOOK Book(eBook)

$0.99
View All Available Formats & Editions
Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
Want a NOOK ? Explore Now

Overview

The Coral Island by Robert Michael Ballantyne

The Coral Island: A Tale of the Pacific Ocean (1858) is a novel written by Scottish juvenile fiction author R. M. Ballantyne during the peak of the British Empire. It was voted one of the top twenty Scottish novels at the 15th International World Wide Web Conference held in 2006.

The story is written as a first person narrative from the perspective of one of three boys shipwrecked on the coral reef of a large but uninhabited Polynesian island, 15-year-old Ralph Rover. He and his companions – 18-year-old Jack Martin, and 14-year-old Peterkin Gay – are the sole survivors from the ship. At first their life 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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014385114
Publisher: Philtre Libre
Publication date: 05/07/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 225 KB

About the Author

Author of the classic The Coral Island.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

The Coral Island 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Coral Island is one of my favorite books (and Ballantyne is one of my favorite authors). It's exciting, funny, and a bit suspenseful at times. I don't think I'll summarize it because others have already done so. If you like adventure stories, you'll love this book. -LemonLoaf
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He waits for Shellstar
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Get back to me please....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im being locked out of everywhere were moving! Soon!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kat kits and creepyscarity cat ma