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We Won an Island

We Won an Island

Author Charlotte Lo




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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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What the Critics Said

“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!”

North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards 

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

– Armadillo Magazine

“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.”

Mr Ripley’s Enchanted Books (blog)

“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.”

The Telegraph

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