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The Storm Keeper’s Island: Storm Keeper Trilogy 1 (The Storm Keeper Trilogy)

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Catherine Doyle grew up beside the Atlantic Ocean in the west of Ireland. Her love of reading began with great Irish myths and legends, and fostered in her an ambition to one day write her own. The Storm Keeper’s Island is her debut middle-grade novel and was inspired by her real-life ancestral home of Arranmore Island (where her grandparents grew up), and the adventures of her many sea-faring ancestors. After living in Dublin City for two years, Catherine is now based in Galway but spends a lot of her time in the US and London. I like how Fionn and Tara’s relationship started to grow throughout the story. I also like that at the start you read the letter and as the story went on you understood it more. I would like to read the sequels and see what happens next. I got a little bit scared when their granddad forgets things. I would definitely give the book 10/10. Once in a generation, Arranmore Island chooses a new Storm Keeper to wield its power and keep its magic safe from enemies. The time has come for Fionn's grandfather, a secretive and eccentric old man, to step down. Soon, a new Keeper will rise.

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Fionn Boyle comes from a long line of brave seafarers, people with the ocean behind their eyes. But he can't help but fear the open sea. For years, Fionn's mother has told him stories of Arranmore Island, a strange place that seems to haunt her. Fionn has always wondered about this mysterious island, and from the day he arrives he starts noticing things that can't be explained. He can sense the island all around him, and it feels like the island is watching him, too. Irish legends collide with modern times in a fast-paced, magical tale about the ordinary becoming extraordinary. . . . A distinctive fantasy with depth, humor, and heart. The magic of Arranmore island is truly unique, as is the ability for Fionn and his grandfather to revisit different layers – or points in the island’s history – by burning candles made from previous Storm Keepers. Readers will be swept away by the setting and atmosphere of Arranmore as Fionn discovers its history and secrets, leading to a dramatic ending that will leave children clambering for book two.From the moment Fionn and Tara’s feet touch the ground on their hereditary island home of Arranmore, they are involved in a twisting, time-leaping, family mystery. Who is the Storm Keeper and why is Grandfather’s cottage filled from floor to ceiling with strange candles? More to the point, who will be the next Storm Keeper? Rooted in Irish mythology, this is nevertheless a modern tale navigating the choppy waters of family rivalries, mental health and old age seen through the eyes of young people. As Grandfather’s memory fades, Fionn must figure out not only what his role is on the island but also how to work with the island itself - and against those who would steal its power - to keep ancient horrors at bay. Catherine Doyle is one of the UK's best children's author, with this series selling in multiple languages across the world, and has also written The Lost Girl King and the exciting YA Twin Crowns books. This list has been created from all the fantastic books that have won awards over the last year and come fully recommended for your child.

The Storm Keeper’s Island: Storm Keeper Trilogy 1 (The Storm

Arranmore Island is not your average island. It's a place of magic, where once in a generation, a Storm Keeper is chosen to ensure the island stays safe from evil enemies who want its powers. Enter Fionn Boyle: a boy you thought his life was as ordinary as can be before setting foot on the island to stay with his grandfather. I like how Tara goes missing. I like how it shows how the granddad becomes forgetful. Shelby is my favourite character. She is fun and happy but sad when she wants to be. I would like to see more of the story, maybe when Fionn is older and his children have adventures. I think nine- to 14-year-olds would like this. I rate it 10/10. I like how mysterious it is. I also like how it unravels information as you go on. I recommend this to people who like mysteries. I am looking forward to the next book.

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Abi Elphinstone's magical adventure is full of close calls, fantastical creatures and deliciously evil villains to savour in a tale that already feels like a children's classic.

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