Sunday, May 11, 2014

Review: Jem's Island by Kathryn Lasky

Synopsis: Camping out, lying in a sleeping bag under the stars, in Maine, on an island you choose yourself....Jem has been anticipating this trip all through the winter and spring, and now the time has come. He and his dad study the navigation charts, choose their provisions, pack the kayak, and paddle off to find their island, cook supper over a campfire, and feel the magic of adventure. (from the back of the book)

Review: This was a sweet, pleasant book about a young boy's first kayak trip with his father. The lyrical, yet simply prose drew me in and I felt as if I was there, anticipating the trip, gliding on the water, breathing in the salt and pine and night air. Worth reading, in particular for young boys.

Bookmarks: 7 of 10

Awards: None

ISBN: 0-590-46422-1
Date Finished: 5-1-2014
Pages: 56

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