Last Chance Island

By (author): Norma Charles

In this compelling tale, two very different stories intersect with surprising results. There’s the story of two African children, Kalu and his cousin, Aisha, who escape from their village after it’s destroyed by rebel soldiers. The kids flee to the coast where they find work on a fishing boat bound for Britain. They think they’re safe, until the nervous fisherman leaves them with little food or water on Last Chance Island off the coast of Ireland. Meanwhile, Spike, a Canadian teen, finds out that her father has died, and she is being sent to live with a distant relative, a woman who tends the lighthouse on Last Chance Island. Spike can’t wait to escape and join a troupe of musicians she’s met in Dublin. But one day, she discovers the two African kids in desperate need of help. Will she change her plans to try to save these kids?

AUTHOR

Norma Charles

Norma Charles is the author of many books for children including the Moonbeam Bronze Medal Award winner The Girl in the Backseat, and the Chocolate Lily Award winner All the Way to Mexico. As a young girl Charles attended school in New Westminster and enjoyed ice skating at Queen’s Park Arena, where she was thrilled to see the famous ice skater Barbara Ann Scott skating as Canada’s Sweetheart in the Hollywood Ice Review. Norma now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Dimensions:

200 Pages
7.63in * 5.25in * .6in
260gr

Published:

March 15, 2016

Publisher:

Ronsdale Press

ISBN:

9781553804581

Featured In:

Middle Grade

Language:

eng

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