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Adventure on Whalebone Island

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  14 ratings  ·  8 reviews
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Ryan and Kendra have come to Maple Harbour to spend their summer holidays with their aunt and uncle. They’re expecting a leisurely holiday swimming and playing on the beach with their cousins Claire and Nathan. Claire, however, has other ideas – exploring islands in her sailboat and searching for sunken treasure. But what’s hi
Paperback, 168 pages
Published November 2nd 2016 by Rainy Bay Press
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Cheriee Weichel
Apr 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book reminded me a lot of Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome. In this book, four children spend two weeks of the summer sailing on the pacific coast. They camp out on Whalebone Island for three days by themselves, and end up in the middle of more adventures than they bargained for.
This is a classic adventure story that would make a delightful read aloud. It's got ordinary children dealing with, for the most part, ordinary challenges. All these characters are authentic individuals. The
Maggie Lyons
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a classic adventure story about four enterprising children who love solving mysteries and are lucky enough to have parents who encourage the children’s independence and sense of curiosity. They like to sail, swim, make camps, and explore their healthy, sunny outdoor world. They don’t rely on computers and electronic devices for entertainment, though they may resort to a computer to help them in their explorations. They also like to solve mysteries—two mysteries, as it turns out in this b ...more
Debra Schoenberger
Ryan and Kendra live in British Columbia, Canada and were super excited to spend two weeks with their cousins in Maple Harbour, on the BC coast.   Ryan, shy and studious wonders if he will fit in with his outgoing, active cousins.  Little does he know that his love of math and numbers will take him on an exciting and dangerous adventure!

I really enjoyed the way the author wrote from the eyes of a young person.  I could clearly picture myself feeling the same emotions and observing the same thing
Rio (fairy circle ink)
Adventure on whalebone island is a story of two siblings Ryan and Kendra when they go to visit there cousins and they have a great adventure and unravel a mystery. The whole feel of this book was classic and i really enjoyed that, but i wish the way some characters talked wasn't so formal and that they were a tad bit more in depth. The Michelle boys i also wish were explored more and we got to see more of the side of them that didn't just like boats. I did enjoy the cleverness of Clair and the r ...more
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I started reading this book with a class of grade 4 & 5 students that I was substitute teaching. I enjoyed it so much that I asked their teacher if I could borrow it after they finished. The ending was somewhat predictable due to my adult predictive capabilities and extensive reading experience, but the characters and the situations they got into still made this an enjoyable read. I'll be recommending this to my nieces. ...more
Audrey Driscoll
Dec 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
The story is simple and straightforward, with the main focus being a series of adventures. The children get re-acquainted, go swimming, sailing and enjoying the natural world. In the course of these activities, each of them has to deal with challenges involving self-confidence, getting along with others and learning new things. The action intensifies when they start looking for a sunken boat and survive a storm at sea, seeking shelter on Whalebone Island. While camping on the island, they encoun ...more
Bernadette Calonego
Jan 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This wonderful children`s book reminds me of last summer when a friend of mine and mother of three boys wanted to distract her youngsters from their smart phones and Pokemon Go. We took them to explore a cave, went out fishing in a boat, the kids bathed their feet in a pool near a waterfall, we went on a treasure hunt a.s.o. The boys really enjoyed it and it made beautiful memories. This book is about all this: about adventures in a sail boat, looking for a sunken ship, explore islands along the ...more
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Michael Wilson lives with his family in Gibsons, British Columbia. The Mystery of the Missing Mask is his second book for children. His first book, Adventure on Whalebone Island, was shortlisted for the BC Reader’s Choice Children’s Book Award and the Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Award. When not writing, he likes to sail his Flying Junior in the waters of Howe Sound.

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