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Product Details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Orca Book Publishers (March 1 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0920501761
  • ISBN-13: 978-0920501764
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 0.3 x 21 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 118 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #33,958 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The realistic depiction of life on the island off the west coast conveys the wonder and beauty of nature...Although fashion trends have changed since the original 1992 release, nature never goes out of style, making this an appropriate and lovely addition." (School Library Journal 2015-07-01) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Sheryl McFarlane was born in the Ottawa Valley and was raised in Arizona, but the west coast snatched her heart more than thirty years ago. Sheryl's books have won and been short-listed for several readers' choice awards, the Governor General's Award, the IODE Award, the BC Book Prize for Children's Literature, and the Mr. Christie Award. For more information, visit

Sheena Lott has illustrated several children's books. She also exhibits her paintings across North America and her work can be found in corporate and private collections throughout the world. Sheena works from her home studio in Sidney on Vancouver Island BC. For more information, visit

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Life on an island in is anything but boring! Jessie shows her cousin the beauty of her island home, and he discovers joys that can't be found in the big city.
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Beauty & joy of a child's Pacific NW coastal island life. Sept. 25 1998
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Life on an island in is anything but boring! Jessie shows her cousin the beauty of her island home, and he discovers joys that can't be found in the big city.
Great way to encourage children to write to family July 12 2015
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Great way to encourage children to write to family. Illustrations are beautiful. My children related very well with Jessie's life style.
Nice kids book Dec 15 2014
By Dr. Neil S. Kaye - Published on
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Great children's book using Orcas Island as a backdrop. My niece's enjoyed it.
Five Stars Sept. 2 2014
By Frank Hendrick - Published on
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Nice story. Will keep fresh the memories of our recent trip to Orcas Island.