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Island by Nicky Singer and illustrated by Chris Riddell

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3rd July '17
I read it myself (an adult)
Island 9780992938963
3 stars
I instantly warmed to the intention behind the book as I read 'The Director's Cut'.  (I don't usually skip to the end of a book before starting it.)  And, if Chris Riddell fell 'rather in love with Island' and offered his exquisite artwork without being asked, then it had to be worth reading!  

For me, Cameron and his scientist mother are not quite as convincing as the more supernatural characters, Atka and Inuluk. Entirely believable is the precarious future facing the Arctic tundra and the population of polar bears, which seem doomed to the same fate as the Inuit people who used to inhabit Island.  Which is why I hope lots of children will read and enjoy this story and discover a world worth saving before it is too late.  It was the same hope, if I've understood correctly, which compelled Nicky Singer to persevere against the odds in getting this story into print.
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About Nicky Singer

Nicky has written four novels for adults, two books of non-fiction and six works for young people. Her first children's novel Feather Boy has been published in 28 countries. It won the Blue Peter `Book of the Year' Award, was adapted for TV (winning a BAFTA for Best Children's Drama) and then commissioned by the National Theatre as a musical with lyrics...

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About Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell Biography
Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate, is an illustrator and political cartoonist for the Observer. Many of his children's books have won a number of major prizes including the 2001, 2004 and 2016 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. [...

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