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The Island That Didn't Exist

A classic adventure story with a fantastic modern twist

Author Joe Wilson

Suitable for:  The Famous Five meets Lord of the Flies in this middle grade adventure story. (9+)

Price:  £6.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-277509-2
Publication date: 06/08/2020
Paperback: 256 pages
Dimensions: 198x129mm

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When twelve-year-old Rixon's great-uncle leaves him a mysterious island in his will, he sets off to see it for himself. And what Rixon finds there might hold the key to the future of the planet: four children brought up with a different set of values. But can Rixon save the island when he is beset by dangers and soon fighting for his own life?


  • A classic adventure story with a fantastic modern twist.
  • An exciting debut middle grade tale from new talent BBC journalist Joe Wilson.
  • The ultimate wish fulfilment-a boy is given his very own island!

This page was last updated on 21 September 2020 at 04:30 GMT


  • 'The debut children's book from BBC journalist Wilson.' - The Bookseller
  • 'A riveting and thought-provoking read, The Island That Didn't Exist is, without a doubt, a summer must read! Perfectly paced and full of captivating cliff-hangers, action packed scenes, and wonderfully resilient characters, Joe Wilson expertly strips back the classic adventure story and brings to the forefront a timely narrative on the current climate crisis.' - Bluebird reviews
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