What's the Name of That Book??? discussion

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UNSOLVED: One specific book > kid's chapter book set on island

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message 1: by bup (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:08PM) (new)

bup | 84 comments This book is more than 30 years old, probably more than 40.

All I remember is that it was set on an island, and the island only had maybe 6 or 8 inhabitants. A girl visited the island on a boat one day a week (I think Wednesday). Each person on the island had a peculiarity.

There were a few illustrations, maybe one per chapter or so. Probably about a third-grade reading level.

Any info appreciated!


message 2: by Nicole (new)

Nicole | 7 comments It wouldn't be Pippi on Board or Pippi on the South seas by Astrid Lindgren would it? They sound like they might be a possibility.


Lisa  (not getting friends updates) Vegan (lisavegan) | 1382 comments I only vaguely remember those two Pippi books but that does sound familiar.


message 4: by Cathy (last edited May 05, 2011 04:43PM) (new)

Cathy (lltoo) | 143 comments This probably isn't it, but have you checked into the Newbery Award winning The Twenty-One Balloons?


message 5: by bup (new)

bup | 84 comments Thanks for the suggestions, but neither of these is correct.

It wasn't an adventure book, it was much more a quiet surrealism (if you can call a kid's chapter book that).

Still listening for ideas...thanks.


message 6: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 35874 comments Mod
Check out the listopia "Books Set on Islands"
http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/28...


message 7: by bup (new)

bup | 84 comments Thanks, Lobstergirl. I looked through the list and didn't see it, but my memory of the book is so tenuous that I could have missed it.

By the way, you never seem to age a bit.


message 8: by bookel (new)

bookel | 2103 comments Is it a book by Mildred Lawrence, Elizabeth Ladd, or Anne Molloy?


message 9: by bup (new)

bup | 84 comments Cool suggestions - I'd never heard of these authors.

From what I can tell of Mildred Lawrence, her books are too much set in the "real world" for this. Tell me if I'm wrong, though.

Same with Elizabeth Ladd.

Anne Molloy, I doubt it - guessing from her titles, she liked to write mysteries.

This book was offbeat and charming, and no more about real places than, say, The Phantom Tollbooth.


message 10: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 35874 comments Mod
bup wrote: "Thanks, Lobstergirl. I looked through the list and didn't see it, but my memory of the book is so tenuous that I could have missed it.

By the way, you never seem to age a bit."


Thank you, but really my profile picture is like a reverse Dorian Gray. It stays beautiful, but behind closed doors I'm fighting off the ravages.


message 11: by bookel (new)

bookel | 2103 comments Fantasy? You didn't mention that. Also can you recall the peculiarities? That may help with searching.


message 12: by bup (new)

bup | 84 comments A picture that stays the same while you age? Crazy!


message 13: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 35874 comments Mod
Bup, are you still looking for this book?


message 14: by bup (new)

bup | 84 comments Oh, sure. I don't hold out much hope, but sure.


message 15: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (cherylllr) Here's a free bump for autumn. Come back in a few months and simply reply with any comment to bump it again, ok? Otherwise we might sadly conclude you have abandoned the quest.


message 16: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 35874 comments Mod
Bump.


message 17: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 35874 comments Mod
Still looking now?


message 18: by bup (new)

bup | 84 comments Well, sure.


message 19: by bup (new)

bup | 84 comments Is anybody familiar with the Canadian children's book "A Little Island Princess?"

https://www.worldcat.org/title/little...

I can't rule it out.


message 20: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart | 12843 comments Seems to be set on Prince Edward Island. Was the island in your book cold weather or tropical?

There are a lot more than just a handful of people on that island, too.


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