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Island Vet 1 – Pirates and Sea Monsters

"A perfect story for young animal lovers"

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Interest Age 7+ Reading Age 7

Tia’s mum is a busy vet in a city practice. Tia would love to help out – and see more of her mum – but it’s not allowed. Then Mum gets a new job: she’ll be the vet on an island, looking after all its animals, and she’ll definitely need Tia’s help. Indeed, there are patients queuing up to be seen even as the two of them get off the ferry!

The new life is not without drama and excitement – a possible sea monster washed up by a storm – but it’s a dream come true for Tia and her adventures will be blissful reading for young animal lovers.

A vet herself, Gill Lewis introduces us to Tia’s new island friends, human and animal, with real warmth and humour and these stories are set to be huge favourites. Published by dyslexia specialists Barrington Stoke, they’re accessible to all too.

Andrea Reece

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It’s a perfect gem for children in upper KS1 or lower KS2.

Tia is a young girl who cherishes her mum's bedtime stories, which are filled with tales about the animals and people her mum encounters as a busy city vet. However, Tia's mum often works late, a situation neither of them enjoys. Everything changes when Tia's mum secures a new job on Gull Haven Island.
On their first night on the island, Tia’s mum is called away, leaving Tia alone. Fortunately, their neighbour Peggy and her big dog, Norman, come to stay. The next day, Tia takes a walk and discovers what she believes to be a Sea Monster! She brings the 'monster' back to the vets. A distress flare goes up, and the lifeboat is launched. But who is the man they need to rescue, and what connection does he have with the sea monster?
This delightful book explores themes of friendship, and community.... Read Full Review

Helen Robinson