Stories Aloud
Publication date: 02 May 2019
ISBN: 9781788000413
Size: 129 x 198 mm
Length: 208 pages

We Won an Island

9-12
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When Luna’s family win an island, Luna thinks it will solve everything AND she can finally get a donkey! But things don’t go entirely to plan – no one expects Luna’s younger brother to win a Sheep Pageant, for example – and the secret festival they hold soon spirals out of control. But the island is beautiful, and the family are happy, and maybe Luna will get her donkey after all…

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“A  touching story of domestic mayhem and the restorative power of nature… this book is definitely a bask in the sun.”

– Emily Bearn, The Telegraph

“Joyous capers, in the vein of Gerald Durrell.”

– The Guardian

“Watching the family band together and find a new community makes for a funny, heart-warming read in Charlotte Lo’s We Won an Island.”

– Emma Dunn and Sarah Mallony, The Scotsman

“Funny and kind.”

– Fleur Hitchcock, author of The Boy Who Flew

“We won an Island takes a challenging situation that many children will be familiar with, and breathes new life into it.”

– Meadbh McDonnell, The Clare People

“This is a wonderful, feel good story about family, friendship and community…Reminiscent of ‘My Family and Other Animals’, ‘We Won an Island’ is a joyful, uplifting story, perfect for a class read or to enjoy independently!”

“This is a great and quite unusual adventure story. It is about the ups and downs of family life, with tears and laughter.”

“A wonderfully uplifting read that filled my heart with joy!”

Book Lover Jo (blog)

We Won an Island is an enjoyable, quirky and fun read creating a truly warm picture of the ups and downs of family life.”

– The Book Activist (blog)

“This is a flying-high, middle-grade story that will make your day and make you smile.”

“This is great fun and guaranteed to put smiles on faces.”

– A Library Lady (blog)

“This debut title from Charlotte Lo is the perfect feel good adventure story, with short chapters and a flow to the story that allows the reader to connect with the books characters and storyline easily.”

– Book Bound (blog)

“This is lots of fun; a big-hearted debut with some brilliant comic sequences and a hint of The Durrells.”

– Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

“In this stunning children’s debut, a young girl hopes her family’s move to a Scottish island will help her father to overcome his depression.”

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