Walking Book Club - FILLED
- Library Cafe
About the Book
On the island, everything is perfect. The sun rises in a sky filled with dancing shapes; the wind, water, and trees shelter and protect those who live there; when the nine children go to sleep in their cabins, it is with full stomachs and joy in their hearts.
And only one thing ever changes: on that day, each year, when a boat appears from the mist upon the ocean carrying one young child to join them--and taking the eldest one away, never to be seen again.
Today's Changing is no different. The boat arrives, taking away Jinny's best friend, Deen, replacing him with a new little girl named Ess, and leaving Jinny as the new Elder. Jinny knows her responsibility now--to teach Ess everything she needs to know about the island, to keep things as they've always been.
But will she be ready for the inevitable day when the boat will come back--and take her away forever from the only home she's known?
"A unique and compelling story about nine children who live with no adults on a mysterious island. Anyone who has ever been scared of leaving their family will love this book" (from the Brightly.com review, which named Orphan Island a best book of 2017).
A National Book Award Longlist title!
"A wondrous book, wise and wild and deeply true." --Kelly Barnhill, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon
"This is one of those books that haunts you long after you read it. Thought-provoking and magical." --Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series
About the Club
Facilitated by Youth Services Librarian, Sarah Kostin, the Walking Book Club meets in the library cafe and walks to a surprise location. Boys and girls ages 9 and up are welcome to attend and parents are encouraged to read and participate too. Register at the childrens' desk or online. Ten copies of the book are available at childrens' desk. Feel free to bring a snack to share with the group.