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Shadow Island

by Mike Deas & Nancy Deas

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action & adventure, monsters, fantasy & magic
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list price: $14.95
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published: Oct 2019
ISBN:9781459819610
Description

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?

About the Authors
Mike Deas is an author/illustrator of graphic novels, including Dalen and Gole and the Graphic Guide Adventures series. While he grew up with a love of illustrative storytelling, Capilano College's Commercial Animation Program helped Mike fine-tune his drawing skills and imagination. Mike and his family live on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.
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Nancy Deas grew up on a farm on Mayne Island, BC wandering forests and beaches. She has a great love of travel and adventure. Nancy holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria. She now explores Salt Spring Island, where she lives with her family.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
6 to 8
Grade:
1 to 3
Reading age:
6 to 8
Editorial Reviews

“A fun, magical romp that younger readers will enjoy.”

— Booklist

“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.”

— School Library Journal

“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.”

— Hakai Magazine

“Underlying messages of environmentalism, friendship, and home make this magical mystery a win.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“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.”

— Resource Links

“A charming read and a promising start to a new series.”

— CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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