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ISLAND CHILD by Lisa Wallis


by Lisa Wallis & illustrated by Deborah Haeffele

Pub Date: May 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-525-67324-5
Publisher: Dutton

Echoing Rylant's When I Was Young in the Mountains (Caldecott Honor, 1983), a new author celebrates Nantucket, beginning each experience—playing on the beach, a game of flashlight tag, observing woodland creatures, exploring an old cemetery—with the same words: ``When I was a child on the island.'' Haeffele's attractive realistic oil paintings depict two sisters and their friends in the well-varied scenes. A pleasant visit that nicely evokes the sights and sensations of happy times. (Picture book. 4-8)