An Island of Our Own by Sally Nicholls
  

An Island of Our Own

Written by Sally Nicholls

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Shortlisted for the UKLA 2016 Book Award in the 12 - 16 year old category.

Shortlisted for the 2015 Guardian Children's Book prize From the winner of the Waterstones Children's Book prize comes a new novel about family and friendship. Jonathan, Holly and Davy have been struggling since their mother's death. On a visit to eccentric Great-Aunt Irene, they receive some photographs that could lead them to an inheritance. But they're not the only ones after the treasure...

The following titles have been longlisted for the 2015 Guardian Children's Book Prize
Five Children on the Western Front by Kate Saunders
A Song for Ella Grey by David Almond
My Name’s Not Friday by Jon Walter
Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan
The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
An Island of our Own by Sally Nicholls
El Deafo by Cece Bell
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

This year’s prize is being judged by authors Piers Torday, Jenny Valentine and Natasha Farrant, and chaired by Guardian children’s books editor and Lovereading4kids editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare. Torday said: “These books are quite simply some of the best writing for children today, from graphic novels to Victorian sequels, Greek myths to the US civil war. Diverse, complex, accessible, experimental, page turning and heart-breaking, they bring young readers the world on a single shelf.”

The winner of the prize will be announced on the 19th November.

Synopsis

An Island of Our Own by Sally Nicholls

Siblings Jonathan, Holly and Davy have been struggling to survive since the death of their mother, and are determined to avoid being taken into care. When the family's wealthy but eccentric Great-Aunt Irene has a stroke, they go to visit her. Unable to speak or write, she gives Holly some photographs that might lead them to an inheritance that could solve all their problems. But they're not the only ones after the treasure...

About the Author

Sally Nicholls

I was born in Stockton-on-Tees, just after midnight, in a thunderstorm. My father died when I was two, and my brother Ian and I were brought up my mother. I always wanted to write - when people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I used to say "I'm going to be a writer" - very definite.

I went to two secondary schools - a little Quaker school in North Yorkshire (where it was so cold that thick woolly jumpers were part of the school uniform) and a big comprehensive. I was very lonely at the little school, but I made friends at the comprehensive and got on all right. I didn't like being a teenager very much, though.

I now live in a little house in Oxford, writing stories, and trying to believe my luck.

Photo by Eric Luke

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Paperback
240 pages

Author

Sally Nicholls
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Publisher

Scholastic Press an imprint of Scholastic

Publication date

2nd April 2015

ISBN

9781407124339

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