Hot Best Seller

The Island of Lost Children

Availability: Ready to download

Peter is still the boy who doesn’t grow up. Wendy is a girl who had to grow up too soon. And Wendy’s brother, Michael, has autism and a connection to The Island of Lost Children, a book for readers 8-12 (and those in touch with their internal children). When Peter leaves his island home, it’s to search for pick-up soccer games and mock sword fights. Wendy spends her evenin Peter is still the boy who doesn’t grow up. Wendy is a girl who had to grow up too soon. And Wendy’s brother, Michael, has autism and a connection to The Island of Lost Children, a book for readers 8-12 (and those in touch with their internal children). When Peter leaves his island home, it’s to search for pick-up soccer games and mock sword fights. Wendy spends her evenings looking after her two brothers, bratty JJ as well as Michael, while her parents work nights. In the midst of several unusual events—including the disappearance of her classmate, Lily, at odds with her adoptive mother—Wendy doesn’t realize that Peter’s pirate nemesis is keeping an eye on her. Everything changes for Wendy and her family when a peculiar fairy named Bellatresse helps Peter find the girl whose stories he once listened to outside her bedroom window. With its quirky humor and occasionally touching moments, The Island of Lost Children is about children creating their own stories, families, and communities, all while swashbuckling, navigating mystical rivers, riding child-made roller coasters, and, of course, sailing high through the open skies.


Compare

Peter is still the boy who doesn’t grow up. Wendy is a girl who had to grow up too soon. And Wendy’s brother, Michael, has autism and a connection to The Island of Lost Children, a book for readers 8-12 (and those in touch with their internal children). When Peter leaves his island home, it’s to search for pick-up soccer games and mock sword fights. Wendy spends her evenin Peter is still the boy who doesn’t grow up. Wendy is a girl who had to grow up too soon. And Wendy’s brother, Michael, has autism and a connection to The Island of Lost Children, a book for readers 8-12 (and those in touch with their internal children). When Peter leaves his island home, it’s to search for pick-up soccer games and mock sword fights. Wendy spends her evenings looking after her two brothers, bratty JJ as well as Michael, while her parents work nights. In the midst of several unusual events—including the disappearance of her classmate, Lily, at odds with her adoptive mother—Wendy doesn’t realize that Peter’s pirate nemesis is keeping an eye on her. Everything changes for Wendy and her family when a peculiar fairy named Bellatresse helps Peter find the girl whose stories he once listened to outside her bedroom window. With its quirky humor and occasionally touching moments, The Island of Lost Children is about children creating their own stories, families, and communities, all while swashbuckling, navigating mystical rivers, riding child-made roller coasters, and, of course, sailing high through the open skies.

43 review for The Island of Lost Children

  1. 5 out of 5

    Sydney Young

    Very good modern retelling of Peter and Wendy. Definitely recommend that you use this version, your kids will enjoy it.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Nicole

    I was given the pleasure to review this current version of Peter and Wendy. I was given the book for my honest review. This book is a very well written well and you can follow is smoothly. Kim Batcherlor introduces us to today's Peter, Wendy, Michael and JJ. They live in a broken home. The parents are constantly fighting and times are most difficult for the parents and the children. One day, Children start to disappear. This puts fear in all the classmates and parents. Then you are introduced to I was given the pleasure to review this current version of Peter and Wendy. I was given the book for my honest review. This book is a very well written well and you can follow is smoothly. Kim Batcherlor introduces us to today's Peter, Wendy, Michael and JJ. They live in a broken home. The parents are constantly fighting and times are most difficult for the parents and the children. One day, Children start to disappear. This puts fear in all the classmates and parents. Then you are introduced to Bellatresse who is the modern version of Tinker Bell. She is quit a nasty thing at times and is extremely jealous of Wendy and others. Wendy seems to notice her teacher Mr. Deets is acting very weird one day. He does seem to pick on her in class for some reason. The next day he goes missing. Wendy meets up with a classmate named, Lily. Lily gets taken by Hook and Wendy saves her. This is a story of children fighting the notorious Hook. It is a nice twist of Peter and Wendy. I would recommend this to children. I give this book 4.5 stars Thank you LSLL for this blog tour. Thank you, Kim Batchelor for this lovely story and book.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Joana Dwyer

    It was delightful! The author "paints" pictures with much descriptive detail. I could imagine the island, the caves and the characters very well. And....I'm going to take up flying when I retire. :) It was delightful! The author "paints" pictures with much descriptive detail. I could imagine the island, the caves and the characters very well. And....I'm going to take up flying when I retire. :)

  4. 5 out of 5

    Ann Fields

    This story is a retelling of the classic Peter Pan, and like the original story it features Peter Pan, the lovable boy who flies; Wendy, the girl who loves books; and an additional cast of family, friends, and classmates, who play dual roles in two worlds - the world of reality (home) and the world (an island) of runaway children. The story opens with Wendy and her family living out their daily life of work, school, play and home. We are introduced to mother, father, two brothers and Wendy. Unfo This story is a retelling of the classic Peter Pan, and like the original story it features Peter Pan, the lovable boy who flies; Wendy, the girl who loves books; and an additional cast of family, friends, and classmates, who play dual roles in two worlds - the world of reality (home) and the world (an island) of runaway children. The story opens with Wendy and her family living out their daily life of work, school, play and home. We are introduced to mother, father, two brothers and Wendy. Unfortunately life at home and school for Wendy is not grand. One parent is unemployed, leading to trouble and tension at home. At school, one of Wendy’s teachers is against her, creating stress and doubt. Wendy has few friends but even if she had plenty, she would not be able to play with them because she must rush home after school and help care for her brothers. It’s an unhappy existence for poor Wendy. Enter Peter and Tinkerbell. At odds with inviting Wendy to the island, Peter and Tinkerbell argue, but eventually Peter gets his way, enticing first her brothers, then Wendy to the Island of Lost Children. Things are haphazard on the island with factions of children, the threat of pirates, the antagonism of Tinkerbell, and rules that disadvantage the smallest of children. Soon, Wendy brings order to the small community, instituting rules, school, and chores. Far too soon after that, conflict erupts in three quarters: within their little community; with the children who live on the other side of the island; and with the pirates who want to enslave all of the children. A battle ensues, pitting children against pirates. The children win but instead of feeling good about that, Wendy feels lonely; she has come to value home. After a long discussion between Wendy and Peter, he finally agrees to fly her and her brothers home. Back at home, Wendy finds the courage to wish him well, and for his part, he finds the courage to return the wish to her. The three children enter their home and soon discover their parents have reconciled and their home is once again happy and stable. Even the situation at school has improved. Wendy’s wicked teacher is gone. With the exception of missing Peter, Wendy decides life is great. This is a satisfying, feel-good story, and the bittersweet ending (leaving Peter, but returning home) is one of the things I enjoyed about it. In fact, the ending was just one of the emotional scenes that made this book hard to put down. There were plenty more that kindled joy and sadness; melancholy and anger; happiness and frustration. In addition to its emotional draw, the story contained other aspects that I enjoyed. They were: the beginning and ending tie together beautifully; the character struggles created a lot of tension, but led to great character growth; and even though the plot is not original, it didn’t feel like a rehash. This can be attributed to the rich plot twists, the humor, the colorful details, and the variations on the characters, such as with Wendy’s youngest brother, who is presented as a special needs child. Like the original, this story can be read and enjoyed by children and adults. Children will relate to the magical qualities of the story – the trips through the sky and stars; pirate fights; boat rides; a world with no school, homework or adults; and unlimited play. Adults will enjoy the clever and creative storytelling; the portrayal of family life with all its tensions and happy moments; and the strong moral themes. I highly recommend this story. It is best read with a child on either side of you!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Journey

    Good character development, fast-paced, and an interesting twist and drama.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Regan

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Island of Lost Children and fully intend to read as many books in the series as Kim Batchelor writes.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Natasha

    The book grabs you from page one with well defined characters and a very novel storyline.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sheryl

    The regularly snarky banter between the primarys was often as fun as the action, if not more so.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Blogging For The Love Of Authors And Their Books

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. ****Nic'e Review!!!*** I was given the pleasure to review this current version of Peter and Wendy. I was given the book for my honest review. This book is a very well written well and you can follow is smoothly. Kim Batcherlor introduces us to today's Peter, Wendy, Michael and JJ. They live in a broken home. The parents are constantly fighting and times are most difficult for the parents and the children. One day, Children start to disappear. This puts fear in all the classmates and parents. Then ****Nic'e Review!!!*** I was given the pleasure to review this current version of Peter and Wendy. I was given the book for my honest review. This book is a very well written well and you can follow is smoothly. Kim Batcherlor introduces us to today's Peter, Wendy, Michael and JJ. They live in a broken home. The parents are constantly fighting and times are most difficult for the parents and the children. One day, Children start to disappear. This puts fear in all the classmates and parents. Then you are introduced to Bellatresse who is the modern version of Tinker Bell. She is quit a nasty thing at times and is extremely jealous of Wendy and others. Wendy seems to notice her teacher Mr. Deets is acting very weird one day. He does seem to pick on her in class for some reason. The next day he goes missing. Wendy meets up with a classmate named, Lily. Lily gets taken by Hook and Wendy saves her. This is a story of children fighting the notorious Hook. It is a nice twist of Peter and Wendy. I would recommend this to children. I give this book 4.5 stars Thank you LSLL for this blog tour. Thank you, Kim Batchelor for this lovely story and book.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Joy C. Bolt

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kim

  12. 5 out of 5

    jennet wheatstonelllsl

  13. 4 out of 5

    Folashade

  14. 5 out of 5

    Frederick Rotzien

  15. 5 out of 5

    Tami Nelson

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jenn Morris-duffey

  17. 5 out of 5

    April

  18. 4 out of 5

    Teresa Lavender

  19. 4 out of 5

    Cathy

  20. 4 out of 5

    Dawn

  21. 4 out of 5

    Rodrigo Ortiz

  22. 4 out of 5

    Haven Gordon

  23. 4 out of 5

    Pamela

  24. 5 out of 5

    DEBORAH SHAW

  25. 4 out of 5

    Debbie White

  26. 5 out of 5

    Frank Martorana

  27. 4 out of 5

    Malinda

  28. 4 out of 5

    Alyse Foust

  29. 5 out of 5

    Douglas Settle

  30. 4 out of 5

    Leanna Manuel

  31. 5 out of 5

    Diana Senn

  32. 5 out of 5

    Yot

  33. 5 out of 5

    Kim McHughes

  34. 4 out of 5

    James Young

  35. 4 out of 5

    Allison Armstrong

  36. 4 out of 5

    Jayme

  37. 5 out of 5

    Ronna

  38. 4 out of 5

    Sue

  39. 4 out of 5

    Mandy Dobarro

  40. 4 out of 5

    Christine Groce

  41. 4 out of 5

    Catherine

  42. 5 out of 5

    Christina Tillery

  43. 4 out of 5

    Aaron Polish

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...