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by Corinne Demas
Can an island disappear?
This classic tale of a mysterious island off the coast of Cape Cod has entranced readers since it was first published in 2000.
Massachusetts Book Award Honor Book
A “Top 40” selection of Yankee Magazine
“Best Children’s Books for the Year”
—Bank Street College of Education
“Stories of islands that have disappeared beneath the sea have long exerted a powerful hold over the human imagination. This beautifully told and illustrated story hints at some of the reasons why this may be so…this book [is] lovely to look at as well as to read.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“Treasure this book when all the world’s news seems to be about disappearing forests or wetlands or farms, for this is a tale of nature’s power to reclaim and make invisible our temporary stamps upon it.”
— The Chicago Tribune
“Demas invests her finely etched blend of realism and fantasy with supple imagery…Lewin conjures land- and seascapes bathed in dazzling summer light.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Although readers will be fascinated by the story of Billingsgate Island, it is the loving relationship between Carrie and her grandmother that gives emotional depth to The Disappearing Island. The relationship is highlighted in the spectacular watercolor illustrations by Lewin.”
— Pittsburgh Post-Gazette