Things have not been easy for Luna and her family recently. Since Granny died, Dad has stopped going to work and the landlord is throwing them out of their flat so when her brother, Fabien, spots a newspaper article about a millionaire giving away an island off the coast of Scotland, Luna knows this is the answer to their problems. However, when they win the island, things don’t go quite according to plan…
This is a wonderful, feel good story about family, friendship and community. Luna and her siblings are a delightful bunch, willing to work together, but each quirky and individual. Luna is wonderfully optimistic, determined to make things work and end up with her donkey sanctuary. Fascinated by planes and flying, Margot, her older sister, is more practical whilst Fabien is obsessed with sheep, goats and knitting. Together, they make quite a team!
The children tackle every issue the island throws at them with good grace and enthusiasm, adding plenty of humour throughout the book. There is a real ‘feel good’ factor to the story as the community pulls together and everything turns out well in the end.
Reminiscent of ‘My Family and Other Animals’, ‘We Won an Island’ is a joyful, uplifting story, perfect for a class read or to enjoy independently!
We Won an Island Charlotte Lo
Nosy Crow ISBN: 978-1788000443
Published 2nd May 2019