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    The Island of Beyond
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    ISBN-13: 978-1-4677-8116-9
    AR Quiz #: 181025
    AR Points: 8.00
    ATOS Level: 4.90
    Guided Reading: W
    Lexile Level: 760
    SRC Reading Level: 4.6
    Pages: 288
    Trim Size: 5 1/4 x 7 1/2
    Dewey: [Fic]
    Reading Grade Level: 4
    Interest Grade Level: 4-7
    Ages: 9-13
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    DESCRIPTION Elizabeth Atkinson
    Eleven-year-old Martin can hardly imagine a worse summer. Martin's dad wants him to like "normal" boy things—playing sports and exploring the outdoors—so he sends Martin to his great-aunt Lenore, who lives on a tiny island called Beyond. Nothing about Beyond is what Martin expects, certainly not the strange, local boy who unexpectedly befriends Martin. Solo can canoe and climb trees and survive on his own in the wilderness, and Martin's drawn to him in a way he doesn't quite understand. But he's not sure he can trust Solo. In fact, can he trust anything about this strange island, where everyone seems to be keeping secrets?

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    Author Biography
    About the Author
    Elizabeth Atkinson has been an editor, a children's librarian, an English teacher, and a newspaper columnist. She lives in Newburyport, MA. Visit her on the web at
    Awards for this Title
    Maine Literary Book Award
    NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts
    New York Public Library Best Books for Kids
    NYC Reads 365 Recommended Reading List
    Other Reviews
    School Library Journal
    "A gently told coming-of-age story distinguished by its beautifully described island setting."—School Library Journal
    Kirkus Reviews
    "This quiet, coming-of-age story is filled with quirky characters and is distinguished by a beautiful setting. And the timeless quest for love and acceptance will resonate with all readers. . . . In the middle of nowhere, Martin may just find himself. Quietly powerful."—Kirkus Reviews