Islander (The Islander)

the islander cynthia rylant

The year he is ten, Daniel Jennings meets a mermaid. With a single word, she opens the world for him, though he must puzzle out her meaning over another ten years on the wind-scoured coast of Coquille, the Pacific Northwest island upon which Daniel lives with his grandfather. This haunting, beautiful tale is a story of marvelous happenings in a young man's life.---from the publisher

112 pages                                  978-0440415428                                      Ages 9-13

Keywords:  island, grief, death and dying, emotions, mermaid, grandfather, magic, hope, reassurance, hurricane, animal rescue, spirituality, mystical,  9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, 13 year old


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