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Raffi's Island Adventure
     

Raffi's Island Adventure

by Sylvain Meunier, Elisabeth Eudes-Pascal (Illustrator), Sarah Cummins (Translator)
 

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Raffi McCaffery is proud! He stands on a rock on an island, facing the sea. For him, this is a great victory, having had trouble walking for so long. For the first time, Raffi can go camping with his father and his friend Carlito. Two days without having to listen to his sister, what a vacation! To make things even better, he can watch the puffins, grill hot dogs

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Raffi McCaffery is proud! He stands on a rock on an island, facing the sea. For him, this is a great victory, having had trouble walking for so long. For the first time, Raffi can go camping with his father and his friend Carlito. Two days without having to listen to his sister, what a vacation! To make things even better, he can watch the puffins, grill hot dogs over the fire and explore a deserted island. But is the island really deserted? Soon the discoveries begin, and sleeping under the stars brings many surprises.

Sylvain Meunier was born in Lachine, Quebec, and has written several books for adults and children. Two of his novels, Le seul ami and L'Homme a la bicyclette, have been finalists for the Governor General's Award.

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Children's Literature - Joan Elste
Raffi McCaffrey has sickle-cell anemia, a disease that saps his strength and weakens his body. Raffi's wonderful spirit carries him through this sweet story that any child with a terrible disease such as his can relate to. Raffi is thrilled when he learns he will be spending two whole days on vacation with his father and his best friend, Carlito, camping out on Bare Island. Raffi is strong enough to get around with a walking stick, and the thought of two entire days away from his sister, Serena, complaining about something all the time, gives him even more strength. To add to his excitement, there are places to explore, puffins to study, and roasted sausage on a campfire, but things take an eerie turn as soon as night settles in. Both friends are disturbed by odd sounds outside their tent, and they swear there are pirates living on the island. Raffi's dad is the culprit, or is he? This story unfolds nicely with an unexpected surprise ending that children will love. Reviewer: Joan Elste

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887807558
Publisher:
Formac Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Series:
Formac First Novels Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
680L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Sylvain Meunier was born in Lachine, Quebec and has written several books for adults and children. Two of his novels, Le seul ami and L'homme a la bicyclette have been finalists for the Governor General's Literary Awards.

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