Island's End

Island's End

by Padma Venkatraman
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Island's End by Padma Venkatraman

From the acclaimed author of Climbing the Stairs comes a fascinating story set on a remote island untouched by time. Uido is ecstatic about becoming her tribe's spiritual leader, but her new position brings her older brother's jealousy and her best friend's mistrust. And looming above these troubles are the recent visits of strangers from the mainland who have little regard for nature or the spirits, and tempt the tribe members with gifts, making them curious about modern life. When Uido's little brother falls deathly ill, she must cross the ocean and seek their help. Having now seen so many new things, will Uido have the strength to believe in herself and the old ways? And will her people trust her to lead them to safety when a catastrophic tsunami threatens? Uido must overcome everyone's doubts, including her own, if she is to keep her people safe and preserve the spirituality that has defined them.

Drawing on firsthand experience from her travels to the Andaman Islands, Padma Venkatraman was inspired to write this story after meeting natives who survived the 2004 tsunami and have been able to preserve their unique way of life. Uido's transformation from a young girl to tribal leader will touch both your heart and mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101517628
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 08/04/2011
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 736,351
File size: 739 KB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Padma Venkatraman lives in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. An oceanographer by training, she is the author of twenty books for young readers, published in India, on a variety of subjects. To learn more, about her book Climbing the Stairs, visit the web site, www.climbingthestairsbook.com. You can also read her blog, padmasbooks.blogspot.com.

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Island's End 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really good and worth the money. I recom
224perweek More than 1 year ago
Fantastic story. About a tribe of people who live on an island in modern days and are unfamiliar with modern ways. It's the coming of age story of thier newest healer/spirit leader. Great read for all ages. Very beautifully written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is sooooo good short but good so take ur time reading it