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?

This page was last updated on 06 August 2022 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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