Three siblings must come together to save a magical island.
It's been four years since Maya, Simon, and Penny Nelson left the lost island of Tamarind. For Maya, the island is a nearly forgotten part of her childhood; for Penny, it's a secret place she can't remember, but longs to see; and for Simon, it's an adventure waiting to happen. An evil group called the Red Coral Project is lurking around the Nelson's home in Bermuda, and the children discover that the project has moved into Tamarind, and are desiccating it to ruin. Only the Nelson's can save the island.
In Tamarind, there is the mystery of the magical mineral ophalla that Red Coral is greedily mining, their old pirate ship, the Pamela Jane, and the secret of their friend Helix's parentage. This time, it is up to Simon to put the clues together, and save his sisters from the island and the nefarious Red Coral Project—and defeat Red Coral before the magnificent island is put to ruin.
Secrets of Tamarind by Nadia Aguiar is a vivid story reminiscent of such classics asPeter Pan, full of adventure, magic, and haunting beauty. This is the stunning sequel toThe Lost Island of Tamarind,and asPublishers Weekly stated in a starred review of Aguiar's first book,Secrets of Tamarind is a sequel "that readers won't want to miss." The adventure concludes inThe Great Wave of Tamarind.
Praise for The Book of Tamarind series:
"This isa great adventure that sets the stage for a third book in the series.” —School Library Journal
"Rich descriptions and quirky characterswill captivate fantasy genre fans." —Children's Literature
“Aguiar’s exciting debut novel isa cross betweenPeter PanandLost.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review, forThe Lost Island of Tamarind
“Spunky kids, perilous pursuits and marine mystery make fora smashing good read.”—
Kirkus ReviewsforThe Lost Island of Tamarind
Nadia Aguiar worked in publishing in New York City for a number of years, and has also lived in Canada and London, but currently she lives on her own sub-tropical island of Bermuda, where she was born and raised. She is the author ofThe Lost Island of Tamarind, Secrets of Tamarind, andThe Great Wave of Tamarind.
"This is a great adventure that sets the stage for a third book in the series.” —School Library Journal
"Rich descriptions and quirky characters will captivate fantasy genre fans." —Children's Literature
Praise forThe Lost Island of Tamarind
“The book's magic…lies in Aguiar's precise, often lyrical descriptions. A native and resident of Bermuda, she writes with authority about daily life in the tropics....Aguiar uses her knack for realistic details equally well in the magical parts…. The Lost Island of Tamarind has a gentle spirit, tempering its dangers with warmth.” —The New York Times Book Review
""Aguiar's exciting debut novel is a cross betweenPeter Pan andLost. . . .Developed with seeming ease, each new character advances the plot logically and fluidly. The storytelling, intricate as it is, builds to a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. All signs point to a sequel—one that readers won't want to miss." —Publishers Weekly,starred review
"Readers will be drawn into this dangerous, magical world where anything is possible and nothing can be fully explained."—School Library Journal