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3.63  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
A boy and his sister, separated from their boat, come ashore on a Pacific island inhabited by a race of people with a radically different conception of birth, aging, and death.
Mark and Leggy really being held prisoner on this tropical island somewhere in the Pacific? The people of Hita Hee were kind to them, but why weren't they allowed to explore the hills? Why were orde
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published January 1st 1980 by Coward McCann
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Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
Jul 25, 2013 Krista the Krazy Kataloguer rated it liked it
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I actually want to give this 3 1/2 stars. What a bizarre story! Mark and his sister Allegra (Leggy) are shipwrecked on an island in the Marquesas after a storm. They find the people there acting strangely, and sense that they're not being told or shown everything.

There are 2 threads in this tale. One is the mystery of the island itself. I didn't figure out part of it until halfway through, and the whole secret is only revealed about two thirds of the way in. The other plot thread is whether Mar
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