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ABOUT THE BOOK

Jake, Macon, and Lovie fight to survive at sea in this third high-stakes adventure in the
middle grade, New York Times bestselling The Islanders series by Mary Alice Monroe
and Angela May. Jake Potter’s biggest dream finally comes true: he gets his very own boat! And it’s just in time for another summer of fun on Dewees Island with his best friends, Macon and Lovie.

But on their very first fishing trip, the engine dies, and the three friends find themselves
adrift at sea. When a storm carries them to a small, uninhabited island far from Dewees,
the kids must use every ounce of their strength, courage, and knowledge to survive as
they wait for rescue. Will their friendship survive the ultimate test?

ON SALE JUNE 18th

 

“Storytelling for young readers at its finest—equal parts summer adventure and environmental suspense…[a] love letter to family, friendship, and the natural world.” —Kwame Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of The Crossover

 


what people are saying about THE ISLANDERS series

“Exciting, tender, and absolutely wonderful.”
– Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“This is one of my favorite middle grade series. The writing is beautiful and you fall in love with the characters. This is a great series for parents to read with their kids or a fun family book club!”
—Zandria Senft, Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE

“This is storytelling for young readers at its finest–Equal parts summer adventure and environmental suspense, The Islanders is a middle-grade love letter to family, friendship, and the natural world.”
– Kwame Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of The Crossover

“I loved running around the woods as a kid, and playing in the pluff mud in Dewees’ creeks! It was just the escape I needed. Monroe and May did such a wonderful job of evoking the feeling of a childhood summer, and more specifically, of a childhood Lowcountry summer.”
– Ryan Graudin, award-winning author of The World Between Blinks

“A tender, warmhearted tale in a memorable setting.”
– Kirkus Reviews

“Monroe makes her middle grade debut with this comforting beach read about the healing power of friendship and nature.”
– Publishers Weekly

“…a perfect summer adventure to dive into.”
-Bookworm for Kids

“I enjoyed it immensely! The sweet story of loss, courage, and friendship that grows between strangers during an unplanned summer on a private island is the kind of story young people today need to read and will enjoy and learn as they do. The sea turtle education that is deftly slipped into the plot is the icing on the cake!”
-Diane Robinson, Eagle Eye Bookshop (Decatur, GA)

“The Islanders is a triumph! Mary Alice and Angela have written a thrilling young reader’s summer vacation story that authentically explores the magic found in nature, friendships, and family… Highly recommended for adults too.”
-Ron Block, Cuyahoga County Public Library (Cuyahoga, OH)

“lt’s unusual for me to blog about a children’s book. So you have to know how very special THE ISLANDERS is. It’s written with middle school readers in mind. But it’s really for everyone who loves a good story with lots of heart.”
-Jean Lewis, Book Reviewer (Maurice on Books)

“The Islanders is the next generation of that beloved classic [The Swiss Family Robinson], bringing the reader into today’s world with diversity, conservation, and the need for some unplugging.  The Islanders is pure magic!
-Karen Schumann, RJ Julia Booksellers