by John Rowe Townsend


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Islanders by John Rowe Townsend

A gripping adventure for young adult readers.

The inhabitants of Halcyon Island are ruled by the laws of the Deliverer and follow the same customs and traditions that have prevailed for hundreds of years. The laws state "no incomers", but when Thomas and Molly find a shipwrecked canoe with a boy and girl, barely alive, they are determined not to reject them outright. But the effect that the newcomers have on the close-knit community is beyond anyone's predictions.

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ISBN-13: 9781849413510
Publisher: Definitions
Publication date: 01/28/2011
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

John Rowe Townsend has written novels for young readers that have received wide acclaim. Six of them were on the ALA Notable Book list of their years. The Islanders won a Christopher Award on its first publication, and The Intruder was an honors-list book for the Carnegie Medal and winner of the Boston Globe—Horn Book Award and an Edgar from the Mystery Writers of America. Mr. Townsend is a foremost authority on children's literature and is the author of two books on the subject, Written for Children and A Sounding of Storytellers. His books have been translated into twelve languages. He lives in Cambridge, England.

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