by Jess Butterworth, paperback, £7.99,
for 8-12 years
(reviewed by Anthony)

For fans of animal and survival books, here is an amazing new adventure book by Jess Butterworth. When 12-year-old Lark gets shipwrecked and ends up on a deserted island, with only a baby gibbon for company, she faces many dangers – brutal storms, scorching sunshine, and jellyfish-infested waters. With dwindling food and water, she must plan to find her way off the island before it’s too late. This beautifully descriptive story was a big hit at bedtime for my 8-year-old son. We enjoyed following Lark on her adventure and were willing for her to overcome the harsh challenges she faced and find her way home.