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The Faraway Island

Author: Dianne Hofmeyr; Jude Daly
Publisher: London : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"There once was an unhappy man who longed to be all on his own," begins this delightful story. The unhappy man jumps ship and swims to a barren rock sticking up out of the sea where he plants rice. But he hides when sailors come ashore, and they are amazed to discover rice growing on what seems to be an uninhabited island. Every time they come, they leave behind more plants and birds, and soon the island is bursting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Legends
Children's picture books
Fiction
Juvenile works
Children's stories
Pictorial works Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dianne Hofmeyr; Jude Daly
ISBN: 9781845076443 1845076443
OCLC Number: 271862026
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
Responsibility: Dianne Hofmeyr ; illustrated by Jude Daly.

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Based on the legend of St. Helena, this book is about a sailor who jumps ship and is washed ashore on a deserted island, where he cultivates plants and animals until he has created a bountiful  Read more...

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This engaging story about what it means to be happy, perfectly complemented by Daly's intricate illustrations, will appeal to children of five and above. || The story is told simply and elegantly and Read more...

 
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