The Lost Island of Tamarind (The Book of Tamarind)

Book 1 of 3 in the Tamarind Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 8W5.8121607

Maya Nelson isn't your typical thirteen-year-old. She's spent her whole life living on the sea with her marine biologist parents, her younger brother, Simon, and baby sister, Penny. Maya used to love living on a sailboat, but lately, everything feels terribly claustrophobic. Maya longs to go to school on land. To make friends. To lead a normal life. But when a violent storm hits and Maya's parents are washed overboard, life becomes anything but normal. The children manage to steer the boat toward a mysterious island, to a place that doesn't exist on a map.

Welcome to Tamarind, where fish can fly, pirates patrol the waters, jaguars lurk, the islanders are at war, and an evil, child-stealing enchantress rules the jungle.

Maya never imagined she'd have to face so many dangers. But then, who could have imagined a place like Tamarind. . . .?

In her stunning first novel, Nadia Aguiar presents a heart-pounding adventure tale about a haunting, fantastical island cut off from the outside world.

Hardcover, 448 pages
Published on September 30, 2008 by Feiwel & Friends
ISBN-10: 0312380291
ISBN-13: 9780312380298
2 Book Reviews
  • yellow43528
    yellow43528Monday, April 3, 2017 at 5:07 am
    This book looks very good. I would like to read it.
    • biker101
      biker101Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 9:41 am
      i like this book because it is very adventurous and it has a lot of action