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Nim's Island Paperback – February 12, 2008
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Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From School Library Journal
Gr 2-5-Nim lives on the most beautiful island in the world (its location is a closely guarded secret) with a marine iguana, a sea lion, and her scientist dad, Jack. When he goes off to explore the world of plankton, the child occupies herself with typical Swiss Family Robinson-like chores and keeping her dad's batteries charged so she can check his e-mail on the laptop computer. When his boat becomes disabled, Nim's link to humanity becomes Alex Rover, the author of the novel she's reading, who has e-mailed Jack with some scientific questions. They correspond frequently, Nim giving Alex advice on building a raft out of coconuts, and Alex uncannily picturing spots on the island in her current book. A violent storm and volcanic eruption toward the end result in Nim saving the day, and the three characters set up life together on their paradise. And all of this occurs amid a clever plan to divert evil tourists from ever finding the island. If readers can suspend belief long enough to accept this plot, they will have a great time with this modern survival/adventure story. Children will love this unshakable, strong female character and the zany things that happen to her. They'll also enjoy the way adults seem to bungle everything. There are plenty of sketches to add visuals to this wild tale, which never loses its momentum. Teachers can springboard many geographic or scientific studies off this novel as they read it aloud, but kids can just enjoy the fun.-Debbie Whitbeck, West Ottawa Public Schools, Holland, MI
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
Nim Rusoe and her father don't live your ordinary life. Some people dream of a tropical island entirely of their own. Nim and her father Jack live that dream. When her mother was taken to the bottom of the ocean by a whale (all do to a tourism company's interference), Nim's father picked up his baby girl and took her to a remote isle hidden away behind deadly coral reefs. There, Nim has grown up alongside the motherly sea lion Selkie and her best iguana pal, Fred. Now her father, a scientist specializing in plankton, has gone off to find a particularly interesting strain. He'll only be gone a day or two and Nim should be safe enough on the island. Should be. Unfortunately, when Jack's boat gets delayed by a break, things start to get dangerous for Nim.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wonderful book and an easy read. My 9 y/o loved it and read it in less than a day. Then read it again.Published 28 days ago by Adam C Dahlheim
This is a great book for nine and ten year olds. I love everything about it EXCEPT THE COVER. It used to have a nice pencil drawing by Kerry Millard that matched the inside... Read morePublished 3 months ago by kristine mattson
This was an exciting and suspenseful story. We read this as a family and it appealed to both children and adults.Published 5 months ago by April Nizami
So creative and fun!my kids 7-13 enjoyed it!MANY greats projects and science related topics crossover!can make appropriate for younger or older kids!Published 6 months ago by Fullofcookiesman
I just love Nims Island being a 72 yr young kid. And as much as Bindi is the main reason I purchased Nim 2, the follow up didn't have the same excitement as 1 BUT.... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer