Nara and the Island

Publisher: Andersen Press

Review

Nara lives on an island so teeny tiny that it's impossible to get lost, even when she visits her special hiding place. From there, she can see another island across the water: lush and green and full of possibilities. Nara sits and imagines all the different ways she might try to get there.

When her dad fixes their boat and takes her adventuring, what secrets will she discover among the trees?

Nara and the Island uses simple but very effective storytelling, touching on the themes of imagination, adventure, dreams, friendship, and finding your own little space in the world. With just the lightest touch of the fantastical, the quiet tone and language combine with the broad-brushed, sun-washed illustrations to create a dreamy, magical essence to this story of personal discovery.

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