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When his family packs up and moves from the city to a small town deep in the Wisconsin countryside, 15-year-old Wil Neuton makes an exhilarating discovery. He finds a small island on a nearby lake, a place where he can be alone and learn to know nature—and himself. On his island, he can write, paint, and watch the loons and fish in the lake. Wil can’t stay away from the outside world forever, though. Sooner or later, he must return and face the bully determined to fight him and his bickering parents, who worry when Wil decides to stay on the island indefinitely. Can Wil bridge the growing gap between himself and the rest of the world? Lyric and reflective, Newbery Honor-winner Gary Paulsen’s tale displays all the adventurous spirit and wholesome optimism that have made his books so popular.

©1988 Gary Paulsen (P)1994 Recorded Books

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  • 28-05-2019

Inspiring!

Inspiring because it connects me to what my childhood was. The was I was at a place. not observing or taking notes but there, where I felt peace. Congratulations Gary Paulsen. The best author ever! Amazing!!! also the narration was a thing to count on because I really helps to appreciate the book and how the story evolves.

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  • 06-05-2019

loved it overall

very intriguing and I connected with the protagonist easily. it was an easy read and kept me interested

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