Island of the Aunts

Island of the Aunts When the kindly old aunts decide that they need help caring for creatures who live on their hidden island they know that adults can t be trusted What they need are a few special children who can keep
  • Title: Island of the Aunts
  • Author: Eva Ibbotson Kevin Hawkes
  • ISBN: 9780142300497
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Paperback
  • Island of the Aunts
    When the kindly old aunts decide that they need help caring for creatures who live on their hidden island, they know that adults can t be trusted What they need are a few special children who can keep a secret a secret as big as a magical island And what better way to get children who can keep really big secrets, than to kidnap them After all, some children just plainWhen the kindly old aunts decide that they need help caring for creatures who live on their hidden island, they know that adults can t be trusted What they need are a few special children who can keep a secret a secret as big as a magical island And what better way to get children who can keep really big secrets, than to kidnap them After all, some children just plain need to be kidnapped Don t miss this wildly inventive and funny read from master storyteller Eva Ibbotson.
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  • Eva Ibbotson Kevin Hawkes

    Eva Ibbotson born Maria Charlotte Michelle Wiesner was a British novelist specializing in romance and children s fantasy.Eva Ibbotson was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1925 When Hitler came into power, Ibbotson s family moved to England She attended Bedford College, graduating in 1945 Cambridge University from 1946 47 and the University of Durham, from which she graduated with a diploma in education in 1965 Ibbotson had intended to be a physiologist, but was put off by the amount of animal testing that she would have to do Instead, she married and raised a family, returning to school to become a teacher in the 1960s Ibbotson was widowed with three sons and a daughter.Ibottson began writing with the television drama Linda Came Today , in 1965 Ten years later, she published her first novel, The Great Ghost Rescue Ibbotson has written numerous books including The Secret of Platform 13, Journey to the River Sea, Which Witch , Island of the Aunts, and Dial a Ghost She won the Nestl Smarties Book Prize for Journey to the River Sea, and has been a runner up for many of major awards for British children s literature.Her books are imaginative and humorous, and most of them feature magical creatures and places, despite the fact that she disliked thinking about the supernatural, and created the characters because she wanted to decrease her readers fear of such things.Some of the books, particularly Journey to the River Sea, also reflect Ibbotson s love of nature Ibbotson wrote this book in honor of her husband who had died just before she wrote it , a former naturalist The book had been in her head for years before she actually wrote it.Ibbotson said she dislikes financial greed and a lust for power and often creates antagonists in her books who have these characteristics Some have been struck by the similarity of Platform 9 3 4 in J.K Rowling s Harry Potter books to Ibbotson s The Secret of Platform 13, which came out three years before the first Harry Potter book.Her love of Austria is evident in works such as The Star Of Kazan and A Song For Summer These books, set primarily in the Austrian countryside, display the author s love for nature and all things natural.

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  • I m still not entirely sure what I thought of this book part of me really liked it, and part of me didn t I suppose if half stars were allowed, I d award this 3 and a half, but since there aren t, I ll err on the plus side.First of all, I very much enjoyed Ibboston s style of writing She definitely has a flare for words and a wonderful way with unique descriptions She s also able to give one a feeling of a character in just a few phrases, something it seems few authors are able to do I think thi [...]


  • Having read and loved Ibbotson s The Great Ghost Rescue, I had high hopes for my journey to the Island of the Aunts And I must now consider myself an Ibbotson fan I love her style For me, it is the closet thing to JK Rowling s that I ve found in terms of characterization and humor and blending magic with the real world but Ibbotson also has her own flare and it just makes me smile to read her work.That said, I must say I was a little disappointed with Island of the Aunts Maybe my expectations we [...]


  • I just finished reading this book to my son, who is nine, and he expressed curiosity about whether there was a sequel, which surprised me He never complained while I read it, which surprised me first, because Island of the Aunts is not like the books he reads on his own and I myself had some mixed feelings about the story.An appreciation of Eva Ibbotson in the Horn Book a year or two ago convinced me to pick this up Like other reviewers here, I loved the author s writing style, which was lyrical [...]


  • Once again I find myself in a startlingly small minority about a book I find myself wondering if it s something generational here Now, my children are all grown, but given the opportunity, I d probably not have read this one to them but to quote one of the Aunts in the book you know how men are Really What would be the reaction if I said you know how women are That s a phrase we don t use any because it s deemed to be demeaning Apparently men can t be demeaned To be fair, the boy in the book doe [...]


  • I got this book at mom s house when she was letting us pick 5 books out This is a real story meaning not fantasy, but it actually has some things that wouldn t be classified as real It has mermaids that have been in an oil spill and selkie seals that when you look in their eyes you can see a human spirit There is also the Kraken.you have to read the book to find out why this Kraken is so beautifully created by the author Taking place from England, there are 3 aunts they have a nephew a niece who [...]



  • Island Of The Aunts is Eva Ibbotson s magical, sea side fantasy with an environmental message Three oddball aunts Etta, Coral and Myrtle live on a secret island.ring for a wide variety of animals ranging from ordinary chickens to mystical creatures like selkies, boobries and even a family of abandoned, oil slick mermaids But managing the ever increasing menagerie is a full time job and the aunts aren t getting any younger So the best option seems to be to kidnap some children and bring them to t [...]


  • Eva Ibbotson will teach you how to be a better person If this book doesn t make you want to run away to a magical island to tend to the natural world baby krakens and baby ducks alike and live in harmony with the universe then you probably don t have a soul.


  • Sisters Etta, Cora, and Myrtle are getting older and they know that they re going to need some help taking care of the creatures that reside on their island What they need are a couple of strong, open minded children Children nobody seems to want Children who will grow up on the island and learn to love and care for the creatures that come there for help There doesn t seem to be any other way to get such children except to kidnap them So that s what the sisters decide to do.When Minette and Fabi [...]


  • I am wavering between 3 and 4 stars I really like Eva Ibbotson s writing, so I would like to give it 4 stars But I just wasn t that excited about the book I think the thing that bothered me most was that the aunts kidnapped children Sure, I know why they did it But I still didn t like it And I didn t feel particularly tied to any of the characters, which is disappointing The aunts were the best developed characters, but they were also kidnappers, so I couldn t get too emotionally attached to the [...]


  • Short, sweet, cute Not the best writing, but it doesn t need to be I just needed to redip my toe back into my little childhood memories, that s all.


  • Island Of The Aunts is truly one of the cookiest, funniest and craziest books I ve ever read The book itself takes place on an Island where Minette and Fabio are sent to live with their three aunts, who are also caretakers of the island As the book goes on, you learn and about the island, and will keep you reading until you ve finished Suspense is everywhere as Fabio and Minette learn about the Kracken, and how a rich man wants to come and build on the island I would definitely recommend this [...]



  • Last year we had to read Journey to the River Sea for English class, and it was so good.From then on I started reading a lot of Eva Ibbotson, who has become one of my favorite authors This book is similar to Journey to the River Sea what s with the M word female names and F word male names , in which the protagonists were lovers of nature One of the reasons I find this book amazing is that Ibbotson described the magical creatures in detail so fine that I could actually picture these non existent [...]


  • Island of the Aunts is the second book I read from Eva Ibbotson Which makes me pity myself for discovering the author this late The book didn t fail my expectations, for Ibbotson makes bizarre things out of common, of creating wonderful and unforgettable characters without being far fetched from reality.The book tells the story of the three aging sisters who live in a remote island somewhere in Greenland Along with their father who decided to stay in the island and started everything, the three [...]


  • Posle knjige Sedam ve tica, jedna ven anica , ba su me neprijatno iznenadile knjige Obdani te za udovi tanca i Pas i njegov de ak , mada znam da se deci svi aju pa pretpostavljam da je problem u meni kidnapovanje mi nikako ne mo e biti duhovito i te ko mi je da svarim roditeljske karikature iji je stra ni greh to to su bogati, a im su bogati podrazumeva se i da zanemaruju decu, pa ih treba pod hitno ukloniti deci s puta da bi ona mogla da do ive predvi ene avanture A sve ono fino i plemenito to [...]


  • In this outing of Ibbotsen s, it s the adults who are the most spoiled and badly behaved I m unsure about the connection between this and Ibbotsen s Platform 13, but the creatures and characters are just as vibrant and the kraken is the most enchanting figure I ve read about since Aslan The Island in 13 is in a different realm This island seems to share space with the ordinary world Whatever the case, this is an imaginative fantasy written to start some good discussion with children over how bei [...]


  • A somewhat naughty adventure story of children and their foray into the world of fantasy creatures these aunts move in It s a good story with several references to things that probably don t belong in there adult issues, mainly There is also a nudist colony in this story, and while I felt it was dealt with well, I also wondered why it had to be in there Just silly fun, overall, especially once kids are of an age to process the weird parts Which would vary by age.


  • did not finish I just found the tone, the writing, and really the themes and characters to be entirely too preachy about conservation Of course we all know how important it is, but the book really managed to make me feel like I was listening to someone begin a save the whales speech rather than a fiction work aimed at children Not to mention the whole drugging and kidnapping of children just didn t hit a chord with me.


  • When it comes to old ladies kidnapping kids and making them do strange tasks, I think I can relate But you have to laugh They really do mean well, and sometimes you learn some things you never would have if they didn t kidnap you Other times, you just have to shake your head and wonder if they re not just losing their minds.


  • Pesan moral dalam buku ini menurutku bagus banget, tentang lingkungan yang mesti dijaga Meski awalannya ada adegan penculikan, tapi semakin ke belakang, misi para bibi untuk menjaga satwa di pulau menjadi pembelajaran berharga Konfliknya tentang keserakahan juga tersampaikan dengan baik Cocok untuk bacaan anak anak meski tetap membutuhkan pendampingan.


  • I love Eva Ibboston Even though her books aren t for teens they re amazingly good They make me feel like a little kid again



  • I read this book in third grade and then in fourth grade and it was literally my favorite book but all my friends are making fun of me because I liked it and nobody understands how good it is


  • 3 women and a temporarily missing fourth live on an island in the ocean where they care for sea animals that are in need of help They live a happy enough existence until one day they realize how old they have become, and decide that they need someone to pass the island on to when they die They decide to kidnap some children they deem suitable for the task, but when one child is accidentally kidnapped, chaos ensues With themes revolving around the importance of nature, it is a sweet book fit for [...]


  • This was an amazing book It starts out with three aunts Coral, Etta, and Myrtle arguing about kidnapping children and bringing them to their island The creatures they take care of are getting out of hand, so the aunts need help They decide that they will snatch children who will easily adjust to life on the island, and who will work hard Coral, Etta, and Myrtle spot the perfect victims in London Once the children have been drugged, they are taken to the island and put to work Eventually, the kid [...]


  • Aunts aka nannies live and care for a magical island Leaving the island they find three children they kidnap with the hope of giving them a better life and ultimately hoping they want to leave their other sad, undesirable lives for a new one on the island When one of the children accesses his cell phone and calls for help a greedy dad arrives to destroy all the lives on the island and in the sea.The story was interesting, but not a compelling read I kept wanting the pace to pick up or for there [...]


  • This book was one of my childhood favorites, and I hadn t read it in years Upon re reading it I wouldn t go so far as to call it a favorite, but it s still a solid book While obviously written for children, there are enough references and moments of tongue in cheek humor that I still enjoyed it as an adult, and appreciated the underlying theme of environmentalism and respect for nature than I did as a child While I doubt I will keep the book, it was nice to remember childhood nostalgia.


  • What an absolutely charming adventure fantasy There was something about this that reminded me of Roald Dahl s books Four sisters live on an island with their father and look after all the animals that come there for help, including some magical, unusual creatures They decide they need some children to help them and to carry on after they are gone and so the adventure begins Would make a lovely story to read aloud.


  • I thoroughly enjoyed this quirky, adventurous fantasy book The author created such a beautiful, interesting setting and strongly written characters The story itself was engaging and entertaining with a side helping of environmental awareness woven in without being in your face Totally enjoyable read.


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