Shadow Island

Category: Book
By (author): Deas, Mike
By (author): Deas, Nancy
Series: Sueno Bay Adventures
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Monsters
Audience: young adult
Awards: CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection (2020) Commended
Chocolate Lily Book Awards (2020) Short-listed
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Published: October 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 10.25in x 6.62in x 0.31in
Our Price:
$ 14.95
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In stock

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From The Publisher*With nowhere left to live after losing his parents and working his way through a long list of relatives on the mainland, Ollie finds himself at his grandpa's house in Sueño Bay, "home of the supernatural." Miserable and intending to get away from the earthquake-prone, rain-soaked island on the next bus out of town, Ollie's getaway plans are altered abruptly when he and three classmates discover something they shouldn't have in a trailer in the woods.

The four unlikely friends come together in a mystery involving supernatural creatures, a ticking clock and one angry gym teacher to save themselves, the creatures and Sueño Bay from a darkness that is infecting the island.

If they succeed, will Ollie finally find a place to call home?
From The Publisher*In this graphic novel for early middle readers, mysterious raccoon-like Moon Creatures are discovered on an island in the Pacific Northwest.
From The Publisher*In this graphic novel for early middle readers, mysterious raccoonlike Moon Creatures are discovered on an island in the Pacific Northwest. With nowhere left to live after losing his parents and working his way through a long list of relatives on the mainland, Ollie finds himself at his grandpas house in Sueo Bay, "home of the supernatural". Miserable and intending to get away from the earthquakeprone, rainsoaked island on the next bus out of town, Ollies getaway plans are altered abruptly when he and three classmates discover something they shouldnt have in a trailer in the woods.
Review Quote*"A charming read and a promising start to a new series."
Review Quote*"Underlying messages of environmentalism, friendship, and home make this magical mystery a win."
Review Quote*"Young readers will eagerly follow the fast-paced adventure...Star here is the artwork, with the muted palette and realistic art style skillfully conveying the naturalistic setting and moody tone...Hand to young readers looking for slightly spooky shenanigans."
Review Quote*"A fun, magical romp that younger readers will enjoy."
Review Quote*"A promising beginning. Equal parts adventure, drama, and fantasy, this middle grade graphic novel will have a broad appeal...does an excellent job at representing economic and racial diversity."
Review Quote*"This story has it all: a mystery set on misty islands, a crew of kids determined to crack the case, cute and cuddly supernatural creatures, and a surprising plot twist that reminds savvy sleuths to second-guess everything."
Review Quote*"This fast paced graphic novel is very entertaining. The story is fun and mysterious and the colorful graphics enhance the story and experience."