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The Lost Island

(1952)
A novel by

 
 
Now in paperback, a thrilling adventure story about two boys who embark on a magical trip to a mysterious island on Irish coast, in search of one boy's father.

Michael Farrell was forced to grow up quickly after his father disappeared hunting for treasure on the fabled lost island of Inishmanann. Struggling to get by, he and his mother receive a mysterious message one evening from a ragged tramp who stops by their farm. The old man has proof that Michael's father is alive!

Although no one seeking the island has ever returned, Michael and his friend Joe board the first boat they can, only to find out it is run by a treacherous gang of sailors. Braving the unknown seas, they embark on a grand search for Michael's missing father, the spectacular fortune, and the island's long-lost secret. Set amid Ireland's picturesque west coast, plots against Michael and the adventures that befall him make this magical and suspenseful narrative a page-turning, rough and tumble adventure story.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

August 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Lost Island (New York Review Children's Collection)
Author(s): Eilis Dillon
ISBN: 1-59017-205-1 / 978-1-59017-205-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: NYR Children's Collection
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January 1986 : UK Hardback
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Title: Lost Island (Lucky Tree Books)
Author(s): Eilis Dillon
ISBN: 0-86278-119-1 / 978-0-86278-119-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
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December 1952 : UK Hardback
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Title: Lost Island
Author(s): Eilis Dillon
ISBN: 0-571-05736-5 / 978-0-571-05736-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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Paperback Editions

April 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Lost Island (New York Review Children's Collection)
Author(s): Eilis Dillon
ISBN: 1-68137-355-6 / 978-1-68137-355-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: NYRB Kids
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December 1986 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lost Island (Lucky Tree Books)
Author(s): Eilis Dillon
ISBN: 0-86278-118-3 / 978-0-86278-118-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: The O'Brien Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 1976 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lost Island
Author(s): Eilis Dillon
ISBN: 0-600-35517-9 / 978-0-600-35517-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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December 1965 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lost Island
Author(s): Eilis Dillon
ISBN: 0-571-06322-5 / 978-0-571-06322-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Availability: Amazon CA