The Islanders

Written together with her longtime colleague Angela May, Mary Alice Monroe’s first book for middle grade readers, The Islanders, is the story of friendships forged in the wild, and what happens when kids unplug and experience nature’s power to heal and unite.

The first book in a brand new series, The Islanders introduces young readers to eleven-year-old Jake, who’s spending the summer with his internet-and-cable-television-averse grandmother on remote Dewees Island. The South Carolina barrier island is a nature sanctuary, which means no paved roads, cars, stores, or restaurants but plenty of wildlife and wide open spaces. Alongside Jake and his new friends Macon and Lovie, readers will fall in love with the Lowcountry landscape as well as the furry, finned, and feathered animals with whom they share it.

From New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe comes a beautiful story of friendship, loss, and the healing power of nature in her first book for middle grade readers.
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