Ariki and the Island of Wonders

By Nicola Davies

Illustrated by Nicola Kinnear

A nail-biting adventure with a strong message about endangered animals and human intervention, and a wonderful partner to Ariki and the Giant Shark.

Ariki and Ipo are making the most of a beautiful day, sailing the sea near Turtle Island on a “borrowed” boat. They’re too busy daydreaming to spot the grey clouds gathering overhead – but then a terrible storm breaks, carrying them miles from home. After days without food or drink, they are washed up on an unfamiliar island. The island is beautiful beyond belief: they see butterflies, each one lovelier than the last, lizards chasing across the rocks and, most wonderful of all, a gigantic blue bird with eyes that glow purple. When they meet another castaway, however, the children discover this island is no paradise – there are dangers lurking in the shadows! "Zoologist Davies's love of the natural world shines through in this wonderful book... Davies's prose is so evocative you can almost feel the sand beneath your toes." Mail on Sunday on Ariki and the Giant Shark

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 7+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406369809
  • Published: 04 Jul 2019
  • Price: £5.99
  •  
  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 144

More to explore...

  • Ariki-and-the-Island-of-Wonders
  • A-First-Book-of-Animals
  • Hummingbird
  • The-Day-War-Came
  • Animal-Poems-Give-Me-Instead-of-a-Card

More books for age 7+

  • Agents-of-the-Wild-Operation-Honeyhunt
  • Too-Small-Tola
  • The-Day-I-Started-a-Mega-Robot-Invasion
  • Stories-on-My-Street
  • The-Secret-Time-Machine-and-the-Gherkin-Switcheroo
  • The-Dragon-s-Breakfast

Customer reviews

Reviews

'“Fans of the animated film Moana will love this series for young, independent readers […]”' The Times, Children’s Book of the Week

Write your own review

By submitting a review you grant us the right to display and use it in any way; please read our General Legal Notices for full details. If you are under 16, please obtain your parent/guardian’s permission before submitting or ask your parent/guardian to submit on your behalf.

Paperback
£5.99

Buy

Find a local retailer:

Also available in:

This title isn't currently available in any other formats

Recently viewed