New edition of the award-winning novel. The lost island is a mystery. No-one knows where it is - or whether it exists. Michael's father set out to find the island, but never returned. Now it is Michael's turn.
New edition of the award-winning novel. The lost island is a mystery. No-one knows where it is -- or whether it exists. But everyone knows that some great reward is to be found there by anyone brave enough to seek it. Michael's father set out to find the lost island, but never returned. Now it is Michael's turn. He gets a boat and, with his friend, Joe, sets off across unknown seas to try to discover the island's long-lost secret. This adventure story is set off the magical West Coast of Ireland
'As original and as full of apprehensive suspense as a Graham Greene entertainment for grown-ups.' -- New Statesman 'A superb book. Full marks.' -- Irish Independent Irish Independent 'Full of irresistible magic.' -- Bristol Observer 'The action is non-stop. ... a cast of vividly-drawn characters. Superb illustrations by David Rooney add greatly to the pleasure of this book.' -- Tony Hickey - Village Magazine Village Magazine
Eilis Dillon was born in Galway in 1920. Abandoning a career as a professional cellist, she turned to writing for adults and children, quickly earning an international reputation for both. Eilis lived in Italy for six years in the 1960s, then divided her time between Ireland and California, until her final years which were spent in Ireland. She died in Dublin in 1994.