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Orphan Island

Laurel Snyder

"A wondrous book, wise and wild and deeply true." —Kelly Barnhill, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon For readers who loved Sara Pennypacker's Pax and Lois Lowry's The Giver comes a deep, compelling, heartbreaking, and completely one-of-a-kind novel about nine children who live on a mysterious island. 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 wondrous book, wise and wild and deeply true." —Kelly Barnhill, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon For readers who loved Sara Pennypacker's Pax and Lois Lowry's The Giver comes a deep, compelling, heartbreaking, and completely one-of-a-kind novel about nine children who live on a mysterious island. 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?
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"A wondrous book, wise and wild and deeply true." —Kelly Barnhill, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon For readers who loved Sara Pennypacker's Pax and Lois Lowry's The Giver comes a deep, compelling, heartbreaking, and completely one-of-a-kind novel about nine children who live on a mysterious island. 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?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kim Mai Guest

Length:

7h 46m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

22:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:16


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

28:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

29:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

22:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

27:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:10


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

30:05


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

17:32


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

00:32